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Re: Visualboy Advance question.

On Tue, 2004-06-22 at 19:02, Josh Triplett wrote:

> While I agree that it is not necessarily required that a Free package
> Depend on some piece of Free data for it to operate on, I do believe
> that if there is _no_ Free data for the package to run with, and that
> data is required in order to operate, then the package must go in
> contrib until at least one free piece of data is available.

I just don't think that software Depends: on the data it manipulates the
way that it Depends: on, say, libraries or other programs.

It also seems terribly unhackerly. I mean, heck: if I'd like to create
some Free Gameboy ROMs, I'd want to do it on a Free operating system.

Lastly, I guess there's just something really violating about thinking
that Debian is judging the data I have, or could have, on my hard drive.
So I'm not working with Free data. So what? Mind your own beeswax,


Evan Prodromou <evan@debian.org>

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