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Re: [PROPOSED] Change package relations policy to remove references to non-free from main

> On Thu, Dec 02, 1999 at 11:10:56AM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 02, 1999 at 07:20:39PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > > I don't think that's any worse than having a GPL-compatible package
> > > reference a non-GPL-compatible package, if we were to have a gpl-only
> > > distribution.
> > Huh?
> > If we were building an independent (not debian) distribution 
> > then I can see your point.

On Fri, Dec 03, 1999 at 03:47:16PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> Suppose we were to have four distributions, instead of three: non-free,
> contrib, main and gpl-only. gpl-only being that subset of main which is
> gpl-compatible.

If we create a gpl-compatible, it will be for developers more than
end users.  Which means that for gpl-compatible the source packages
are much more interesting than the binary .deb files.  So I don't
see that this should be an issue there.

Once again: why are we talking about making our package meta-data
specification more complicated to support a small subset of non-free


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