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Re: Discussion - non-free software removal

On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 05:36:45AM -0500, Susan Kleinmann wrote:
> Taken at face value, it looks as if the number of non-free packages
> has not increased *significantly* since slink.  

But that it has increased at all is not suggestive that it is going to
"dwindle" or "wither" of its own accord, as some have suggested.

> Also, taking your suggestion that one should consider source packages
> instead of binary packages, I suspect that package-splitting has become 
> a lot more common than it was in the days of slink, so a more detailed 
> analysis might actually show that the number of non-free packages has 
> decreased over the long run.

It would be worthwhile to find out for sure.

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