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

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:

> Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> writes:
> > 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.

For another data point, I have the opposite preference to Russ. I refer
to the “Debian operating system”, in part because of the confusion over

Like Russ, I'm not going to get upset if that preference isn't followed
by others. In cases like this, though, “Debian operating system” would
be clearer.

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Ben Finney

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