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Bug#158533: project: qmail is installed on murphy

On Wed, 28 Aug 2002 02:47:34 +0000,
"Brian M. Carlson" <karlsson@hal-pc.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 28, 2002 at 08:15:56AM +0900, Oohara Yuuma wrote:
> > On Tue, 27 Aug 2002 20:00:10 +0000,
> > "Brian M. Carlson" <karlsson@hal-pc.org> wrote:
> > > Debian should not be using non-free software on its own
> > > systems.
> > Debian Project is not FSF.
> The Debian Project is not the Free Software Foundation, I agree. But they
> both stand for Free Software. If Debian uses non-free software, it looks
> like it is just paying lip service to the Social Contract. "We want to
> make a free Unix, but we don't want to use it."
I don't think Debian must avoid non-free software at any cost,
but I agree that free software is better than non-free software,
so if the sysadmin wants to spend hours or days to replace qmail
with some free MTA, I don't care.

> > > "Debian Will Remain 100% Free Software"
> > I think this Debian means the Debian distribution, not a specific
> > Debian machine.
> Perhaps it could be interpreted that way. The word "Debian" alone is
> somewhat ambiguous. English tends to have that quality.
I really want to see the definition of "Debian" and "Software" here.

Oohara Yuuma <oohara@libra.interq.or.jp>
Debian developer
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