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Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main

Thomas Bushnell BSG writes:

> I do not see anywhere in the SC or the DFSG reference to the "main"
> vs. "contrib" distinction.  Perhaps I have missed it; can you please
> point me to it?

I think he addressed this in the first paragraph of that mail:

Stephan Gran writes:

> This is a clear misunderstanding, AFAICT.  Point 1 of the SC says that "We
> will never make the system require the use of a non-free component", and
> the DFSG define the difference between free and non-free.

This part of SC#1 would be redundant if it were just a reference to
the "main" versus "non-free" sections, since it already says "We
promise that the Debian system and all its components will be free
according to these guidelines."  Thus, it requires that the Debian
system not include packages that meet Policy's definition of "contrib"
but not "main".

Michael Poole

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