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Re: What do you win by moving things to non-free?

On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 06:56:53PM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 18, 2005 at 10:08:50AM -0300, Margarita Manterola wrote:
> > How about having a new section, "open-source", or something, for the
> > things that fall in the category described above?  (i.e. software that
> > is _almost_ free, but has some small limitation over some freedom)
> Debian is hard pressed to consistently distinguish "free" from "not free";
> it doesn't seem like a practical use of time to have a "sort of free"
> category in between.
> That said, there have been discussions about ways to break down non-free
> further, without necessarily creating new sections, eg.
>   http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2005/04/msg00066.html
> to allow, for example, CD vendors to more easily tell which parts of
> non-free they can safely distribute without satisfying extra conditions.

Also, James Troup indicated (at LCA2005 yesterday) that it WOULD be
necessary to separate non-free into auto-buildable and not if anything
is going to be auto-built. Given the increased importance of non-free 
post-sarge this seems like a good idea.

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

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