Re: Screw non-free.
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- Subject: Re: Screw non-free.
- From: Evan Prodromou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 22:15:02 -0500
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- In-reply-to: <20040315214457.GD28797@cloud.net.au> (Hamish Moffatt's message of "Tue, 16 Mar 2004 08:44:57 +1100")
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>>>>> "HM" == Hamish Moffatt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Me> Having Debian-the-project put time or effort into anything
Me> that isn't Debian-the-OS is wasteful.
HM> Perhaps it is, but is that important? Anyone who works on
HM> non-free is volunteering their time to do so. Nobody is being
HM> forced or coerced. So if I want to waste my time (in your
HM> opinion) why should you care?
I don't! Far be it from me to tell you how to spend your free time. If
you want to start a project for distributing non-free packages that
work with Debian, I heartily support you in that venture, and I think
the Debian project should even help you get it off the ground. I wish
Me> So, to the DDs who have stuff in non-free: bummer, man.
HM> To our users who were used to quality packages from
HM> accountable maintainers even if the software wasn't 100%
HM> DFSG-compliant: bummer, man.
There appear to be a number of current Debian maintainers who think
it's important. I'm sure with such a good core group who care about
providing non-free software to those users, they will be well-served.
I mean, the non-free project maintainers will have some of the best
Free Software around to make, distribute, and track those packages. I
think it's going to be a fine, fine project.
P.S. I nudged this thread over to -project in the (perhaps vain) hope
to see it transition to where it's more on-topic.
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