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Re: main or contrib?

Ben Finney writes:

> Likewise, if a program will behave markedly differently in the absence
> of a firmware program, to the point that it becomes useless without
> it, it's still the same program; but it still depends on that firmware
> program.

Various programs in main behave markedly different in the absence of
certain proprietary network server software -- IM client programs come
to mind.  Do those bits need to be removed from main?

Michael Poole

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