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Re: Screw non-free.

On Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 11:03:34AM -0500, Evan Prodromou wrote:
> people, and infrastructure). Having Debian-the-project put time or
> effort into anything that isn't Debian-the-OS is wasteful.

Perhaps it is, but is that important? Anyone who works on non-free is
volunteering their time to do so. Nobody is being forced or coerced.
So if I want to waste my time (in your opinion) why should you care?

> Now, here's the downsides I see: some of the packages in non-free have
> a long and venerable history, and the maintainers have put a lot of
> work into them. So, that's kind of a bummer, to kinda throw away that
> work. And, y'know, being told that the software you've worked on for 5
> years isn't important is kind of insulting, too.
> So, to the DDs who have stuff in non-free: bummer, man.

To our users who were used to quality packages from accountable
maintainers even if the software wasn't 100% DFSG-compliant: bummer, man.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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