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Re: [rant] Re: Consequences of moving Emacs Manuals to non-free

Ben Pfaff <blp@cs.stanford.edu> writes:

> Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de> writes:
>> On Wed, Mar 15, Miles Bader wrote:
>>> In practice I guess it's just going to mean that most people end up
>>> putting non-free in their sources.list, weakening the effect of having a
>>> separation between "free" and "non-free" in the first place, and more
>>> users end up confused because lack of hard dependencies will mean the
>>> doc packages don't get installed.
>> It may get worse.  The maintainer of the GNU make package has just kicked
>> out the documentation for good, offering no substituton
>> whatsoever.  [...]
> Why should a Debian maintainer feel compelled to package non-free
> software?

Why should he feel compelled to package anything at all?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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