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Re: Software in main that is throughly useless without non-free software

Edward Betts <edward@debian.org> writes:

> So IRC and AOL are free clients, non-free servers with no free
> alternatives,

There are free IRC servers, e.g. the ircd package in main.

> can we do the same with file formats? catdoc, mswordview and word2x
> all read word documents but there is new free software for creating
> word documents, should these be in non-free?

Who said anything about non-free?  If tik was uploaded for contrib, I
would accept it instantly (as it passed all the other sanity checks I

> [ ... ] 

I realise that if this became policy, it would affect a lot of
software; so be it.


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