Re: Bug#661329: recommends doom-wad which is only provided by non-free doom-wad-shareware
On 2012-04-30 09:23 +0200, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> On 04/30/2012 03:48 AM, Sven Joachim wrote:
>> The difference is that there are millions of videos you can watch with
>> VLC, while there are only a dozen or so iwads for doomsday, none of
>> which are free.
> And then what? Is it about numbers?
No, it's about the fact that while it is theoretically possible to play
doomsday with free iwads, no such iwads actually exist TTBMOMK.
> Now, let me find another example. We have in the main archive a lot of
> - visualboyadvance
> - xmame
> - atari800
That package is actually in contrib.
> - aranym
> - gnuboy
> - uae
> - stella
Moved to main only after somebody found free ROMs for it.
> - openmsx
> - etc.
> For all of these, there's no ROM available in the Debian archive, and
> it'd be hard, if not impossible in some cases, to find some free ROMs.
> This doesn't prevent the packages to be in main. If you want to
> challenge this fact, then please do it in firstname.lastname@example.org, but not
> for this RC bug, as this is a general situation really not specific to
Moving the discussion to debian-devel hereby.