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Bug#594542: debian-policy: add descriptions for main, contrib, and non-free archive areas

Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> writes:

> Actually, with the release of GNU/kFreeBSD variants for Squeeze, this
> paragraph is not totally accurate.

That's a very good point.

> How about ‘Debian operating system’ ?  The other advantage I see is that
> it avoids the paradox that the non-free packages that are distributed by
> the Debian project are not part of the Debian ‘distribution’.

I personally prefer Debian distribution and don't find that paradoxical,
but I don't feel very strongly about it.

> On the other hand, perhaps it is better to postpone this discussion
> until the Squeeze release, and use the generic name that will be in the
> title of the press release.

Nah, I think this is a simple enough report that I'd rather resolve it
quickly while we're talking about it.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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