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Re: Bug#181028: cdrecord: promotes non-free software

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Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 22, 2003 at 05:12:55PM +0100, Andreas Metzler wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 03:36:31PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
[cdrecord should advertise DVDRecord instead of cdrecord-ProDVD in its
status message when using a cd-writer]
>> Changing cdrtools' sourcecode to point at dvdrecord will likely
>> have these consequences:
>> * relationship to cdrtool's author gets worse.
>> * We, ie. the package maintainers, suddenly would be part of a flamewar
>>   that we aren't interested in. (I can only speak for myself, I don't
>>   know about Joerg and Eduard)

> IMO, we should not be promoting non-free software, especially when there
> is a free alternative. Just because Joerg wants to make a buck doesn't
> mean we have to let Debian become an advertising medium for him. He is
> using our distribution and our users to promote a closed source product.

> The choice should be clear.

It is. Having a workable relationship with upstream sure is more
important *for me* than an offending status-message.
             cu andreas
PS: Please don't Cc me, I am subscribed to debian-devel _and_ receive
cdrtools' bug reports. TIA.
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