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Re: Debian "eyecatcher" Project

On Sun, Jan 09, 2005 at 05:17:13PM +0100, Christoph Berg wrote:
> Re: Geert Stappers in <[🔎] 20050109101320.GL538@gpm.stappers.nl>
> > > I thought about using latex-beamer for eyecatcher as well. The most
> > > important fact which made me decide not to use latex-beamer is, we would
> > > need to use commercial software.
> > There is nothing wrong with commercial[1] software when it is free[2].
> Suggesting that Debian should use tools that are not part of its
> distribution to present itself does not make sense.
> You might have the practical viewpoint "I'm using acroread because it
> works", which is perfectly fine. But please think about how ridiculous
> it would be when Debian used acroread for presentations.

His point is that commercial software can still be free software.
Acroread, however, is both commercial and proprietary software.

In order to denote non-free software, it's better to talk about
proprietary software than commercial software.

There's nothing to see, let's move along.


Michael Banck
Debian Developer

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