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Re: Whether remotely running software is considered "software" for Debian.

On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 11:03:36AM +0200, Nikolaus Rath wrote:
> > My position is that it should acceptable for a program in main to require
> > a non-free service, or data, or whatever, as long as that program itself
> > is free and running it doesn't compromise the freedom of the user.
> > contrib should be for wrappers, downloaders etc. The policy uses the word
> > "supplemental".
> If this is your position, then your position on the unrar scenario
> should logically be that putting the non-free components on a server
> somewhere is sufficient to allow unrar into main. If not, please
> explain.
Putting the non-free components on a server somewhere is so stupid I don't
even want to think about that.

> >> Finally, for the third time, please explain your position on my hypothetical
> >> unrar-nonfree scenario.
> >
> > I don't have a position in that scenario because I don't intend to dig it
> > and examine it.
> There is no need to dig and examine. Bas has provided all the context
> that is necessary.
Not really.

> > I don't know why are you counting times unless you view this
> > discussion as a battle between you and the world.
> I probably share your point of view rather than Bas', but the way you
> represent it is a disservice. It makes you look silly and for some
> reason unwilling to address Bas core argument.
Sure, but the whole discussion is pointless and won't result in anything.


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