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Re: alternative dependency ordering - with respect of packages in main

On September 22, 2011 05:54:02 PM Adam Borowski wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 05:14:32PM -0500, Matt Zagrabelny wrote:
> > Hi Bruce,
> > 
> > >> > I hope Debian would honour the Social Contract and put the needs of
> > >> > the users ahead of software freeness concerns in that case.
> > >> 
> > >> Do we have a name for the DFSG equivalent of Godwin's Law?  Because
> > >> you just failed it.
> > > 
> > > Well, that's disappointing... called a Nazi for daring to explore the
> > > possibilities. <sigh>
> > 
> > I think you misread what Steve was saying. When you were calling out
> > those who are concerned about software free-ness, you were calling
> > them "Nazis". Steve was not calling you a Nazi.
> I for one parsed his statement as:
>     In any discussion that involves the line "Our priorities are our users
>     and free software", someone will use the first half to completely
>     disregard the second and say anything non-free is ok as long as it
> might be useful to an user.

All I got out of it was:

    Who's this joker telling me, who has been using Debian unstable pretty
    much exclusively since 1995, filing bug reports, taking part in
    discussions, etc., that I don't care about software freeness.

The most reasonable assumption to make of anyone participating in a Debian 
mailing list is that they do care.

He did get something right--I probably am part of a minority...
GPLed stuff should be in the non-free archive. ;)

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