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Re: Discussion - non-free software removal



On Sun, Nov 17, 2002 at 01:05:37PM +0100, Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> * Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> [021115 23:33]:
> > On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 04:05:29PM -0800, Craig Dickson wrote:
> > > An even simpler, more in-your-face approach would simply be to (ab)use
> > > debconf to put up one of those "informational" dialog boxes saying,
> > > "This is a non-free program. You might want to consider the following
> > > free alternatives: ...". This has the advantage that the user is more
> > > likely to see it (s/he may not look at the package's dependencies), but
> > > the disadvantage that s/he won't see it at all unless and until a
> > > non-free package is installed.
> > 
> > Proposals like this will require the cooperation of non-free package
> > maintainers.  If they feel it is condescending, insulting, misguided, or
> > whatever to communicate the availability of free alternatives, they will
> > simply refuse to do this.
> 
> This is my eyes a reason against the GR.

I don't how how it can be; Craig Dickson's proposal was as an
*alternative* to the GR.

-- 
G. Branden Robinson                |     It's not a matter of alienating
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     authors.  They have every right to
branden@debian.org                 |     license their software however we
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     like.  -- Craig Sanders

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