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Re: Debian and non-free

Noah Meyerhans wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 08:25:53PM +0200, Giacomo Catenazzi wrote:
>>> By the way, RMS is on record as saying that if we do the shell game of
>>> moving non-free off of ftp-master.debian.org to
>>> ftp-master.non-free.org would mean FSF would recommend debian.
>>> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/gnuherds-app-dev/2007-10/msg00048.html
>>> but there might be a better mail somewhere.
>>> If anyone wants to try to deal with these cans of worms positively,
>>> I'll support them, but I'm not leading the charge because it doesn't
>>> bother me as much, as long as debian is 100% free software.
>> I could help to set-up the infrastructure and providing
>> the non-free.org domain, but I don't think I have enough
>> infrastructure to handle the machines.
> Is it really worth it?  Are we really losing developers or users by not
> being endorsed by the FSF?

I don't know (and for this reason non-free.org is still
a parked domain).

But recently we have more queues (security, volatile, backport,
debian-multimedia, etc.), and some discussion about "universe".
Maybe it is good to divide queues according policies and purpose.

I think the main reason to move would be to simplify the
normal queue (policies, news, autobuild etc), so the request
should arrive from ftp-master (and not FSF).

Hmm. I don't know. I could help the experiment, but I have no
real imperative reasons for the move.


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