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Re: Screw non-free.

Bruce Perens <bruce@perens.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.

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