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

On 23 Mar 2006, David Kastrup uttered the following:

> 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?

        To be honest, I don't feel compelled, no. I just happen to be
 packaging them for a while now.

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