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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
> emulators:
> - 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 debian-devel@l.d.o, but not
> for this RC bug, as this is a general situation really not specific to
> doomsday.

Moving the discussion to debian-devel hereby.


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