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Re: A More Radical Multi-Arch Counter-Proposal

On Sun, 18 Jan 2004 21:56:39 +0100, Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> wrote:

On Sat, Jan 17, 2004 at 12:47:13PM +0100,
 Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote
 a message of 27 lines which said:

Because otherwise debian is a small island of incompatibility. Firms
will produce their software as rpm for SuSe and RH amd64 and Debian
users will be left out.

Since it is an issue only for commercial and closed software, why is
it a problem? Free software can always be recompiled.

All software is not free software. The Debian project knows that and wants to be compatible with non-free software as well.

Matthew A. Nicholson

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