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Re: Discussion - non-free software removal

On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 11:56:27PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > What John seems to be claiming is that Sections 1 and 5 in the current
> > Social Contract conflict with each other.  The people who are arguing with
> > him see it differently.  That doesn't make them pro-proprietary.
> Perhaps he conceives of the possibility that Debian's promotion of
> non-free software through our distribution of it retards the progress of
> Free Software, thus working against it as our Social Contract implies
> will not.

Perhaps, but those in favor of the GR haven't provided any real data or 
compelling arguments to back up that claim, and at the same time, haven't 
answered any of the pragmatic and reasonable arguments which have been 
presented by the opposition, preferring instead to argue with semantics and
zealous rhetoric.

Adam McKenna  <adam@debian.org>  <adam@flounder.net>

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