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Re: main or contrib?

Michael Poole <mdpoole@troilus.org> writes:

> 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?

That's the debate. I was merely addressing the flawed logic of
implying that "is the same program" gives "does not depend on the

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Ben Finney

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