Re: The proposed GR: catch-22
Stephen Frost <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Are there some statistics that users are confused? When installing
> Debian a screen comes up and asks if the user would like access to the
> non-free sections of Debian and it explains what non-free is. Perhaps this
> should be enhanced and made more clear if there is confusion. Instead the
> proposal claims removal is necessary. If users are confused, let us educate
> them instead of attempting to remove from their sight what currently exists.
If the screen says what you said it does, then already there's a
Since non-free is not part of Debian, there are no "non-free sections
of Debian", there are only non-free parts of the archive. Debian
itself only contains `main'.
Which means, in fact, that here's one data point for confusion.
I could go over the posts on debian-project and debian-devel with a
fine toothed comb and post a list of all the messages there which
evince the confusion, including several from users who were very
worried about "removing non-free from Debian".