Re: FSF not considering Debian as Free (Re: Debian and non-free)
Filipus Klutiero wrote:
I'm afraid you'd be wasting your time. I don't think the problem is the
domain name hosting non-free. Richard Stallman wrote:
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.
;-) I've no problem for wasting few time and few money.
Translated to the current way things are done, this means that according
to Richard, the Debian website or Debian refer to the existence of the
non-free component in a way that suggests getting non-free software from
Thus, the debian.org site and the software in it should not refer to the
existence of non-free.org in such a way as to suggest getting non-free
software from there.
I tried for years to convince Debian to do this, but I did not succeed.
I'm very curious what part of the website or Debian would be doing this
for years, but I guess someone could ask Richard.
IMHO, if we create the non-free.org, it should help Debian to better
manage the different queues and "policies".
Endorsement of FSF is good, but not so important.
- I prefer the freedom to choice the software (anyway free software
- without non-free software (non-free printer driver), do you think
RMS would have created FSF, GNU and GPL?
So I want non-free.org as a method to push writing/improving
free alternatives (or forcing protocol designed to open protocols,
but this is more difficult).