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

On Sun, 02 May, 1999, James Troup wrote:
> 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.

Sorry, I meant ICQ not IRC.

> > 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
> do).

Sorry agin, my mistake, I meant conrib, not non-free. Maybe I should have used
non-main, or maybe not. I must have been half asleep, when I wrote that email.

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

I consume, therefore I am

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