Re: The debate on Invariant sections (long)
Richard Stallman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> [...] We also
> disagree about Debian's practice of distributing and recommending
> non-free software.
I'm sorry, but can you justify this statement, please? For part of
Debian to recommend non-free software is a breach of policy, which
says that Debian packages:--
must not declare a "Depends", "Recommends", or "Build-Depends"
relationship on a non-main package,
"main packages" are the only things that are part of Debian. If Debian
has Recommends for a non-free software, then it is a bug and must be
As to the Debian infrastructure being used to distribute non-free
software, I sympathise and hope that will be changed eventually. I would
not be effective if I tried to do so now.
Regardless, this is unrelated to FDL, except that some FDL works will
probably be using that same infrastructure for distributing non-free
software, unless something changes.
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