Re: Removal of non-free
Bernhard R. Link <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> [...] Free software sadly
> needs some time to fit in al the niches, as much too few institutions
> have adopted it, and good code just needs time.
Maybe, but giving a supported distribution system for it removes some
of the desire, doesn't it?
> [...] Do you really think even the thread of
> removing would be realistic? ) [...]
> And the point about things in main before is really important. With
> enough exceptions made for things that had nicer licences earlier or
> which badness was not prior found, it'd get much harder to avoid
> non-free things slipping in in main directly.
I do not advocate making exceptions for main, so please do not raise
that. If non-free things are uploaded to main, surely that's a bug?
>> is fairly minimal (set up a BTS, apt repository - what else?).
> webpages, autobuilders, account managment, keyrings, ....
Web? When did an apt source have a web page?
Autobuilders? Are pbuilder et al so hard?
Account management? wtf?
Keyrings? Can't we use the same one.
> I'm quite sure that situation for non-free stuff will get better, if
> non-free is thrown out of debian....
I don't see why.
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