Re: Debian and non-free
David Paleino wrote:
> Probably :)
> If I were a DD (-- and I'm NM), I'd think a bit more before proposing a GR to
> *completely* remove non-free. Non-free is, for some users, necessary (I'd
> happily --purge flashplugin-nonfree, but I can't -- I need it [work,
> university, $foo]).
> Instead of removing non-free, I'd support the idea of non-free.org, and if that
> will make the FSF endorse us again, why not? :)
I wonder if the FSF will ignore the fact that Debian has removed non-free
documentation from its distribution that the FSF considers free, i.e. their
own documentation distributed under the - under Debians view - non-free
GNU FDL. Can or will they endorse a distribution that strips off their
> Non-free is there just because the free counterparts aren't optimal. Someday
> these will, and non-free will just disappear from Debian :)
Non-free is for GNU documentation.
Of course, I didn't mean that, which is why I didn't say it.
What I meant to say, I said. -- Thomas Bushnell