Re: Screw non-free.
Bruce Perens <email@example.com> writes:
> Well, also compromise with people who felt that Debian would not be as
> useful without it. Remember that there was a lot _less_ Free Software
> back then. Times have changed a tremendous lot since then.
I have vague recollections from a few years back that a major benefit of
non-free was seen to be a few big important packages that were in it --
specifically, netscape -- which no self-respecting system could do
Obviously the `netscape excuse' is dead & buried these days... :-)
Does anyone remember what other (if any) non-free packages were
considered `big and important'? I wouldn't be surprised if they've all
gone the way of netscape.
Fast, small, soon; pick any 2.