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On Mon, 2004-05-31 at 21:31, Marek Habersack wrote:
> On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 06:09:14PM -0800, D. Starner scribbled:
> > > > 1) It encourages free alternatives to be written.
> > > Everytime I see some smartass writing that, I wish they would actually
> > > damned code that alternative. Then and ONLY then they have the right to
> > > remove anything. 
> > 
> > If I upload AutoCAD, will you oppose removing it? Part of what makes the
> If there is no alternative? No, I wouldn't oppose it then. I would be glad
> there was AutoCAD in Debian, since then I could put Debian on my sister's
> machine (which needs AutoCAD, 3DMax and ArchiCAD, none of which exist under
> Linux OSes)

How did you pass your P&P? I ask this seriously, because I was asked
specifically to uphold the Debian Social Contract and abide by the DFSG.
Apparently, you weren't?

> We have, at this
> moment, 3 versions of X11 around - X.org's, the fdo's kdrive one, and
> xfree86 - now isn't it a waste of valuable energy and human resources? This
> fragmentation of efforts is what leads to a situation in which there are no
> real alternatives to AutoCAD, ArchiCAD or 3DMax on the free side of the
> software world

I just want to reemphasize this statement, because it's beautiful.
Joe Wreschnig <piman@debian.org>

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