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Re: Debian and non-free

On Wed, Sep 17 2008, Bas Wijnen wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 10:38:21AM -0700, John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
>> Michael Banck wrote:
>> > On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 08:24:52AM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
>> > > 
>> > > Non-free is for GNU documentation.
>> > 
>> > I think we should consider (post-lenny) splitting up non-free in a
>> > couple of sub-categories.  Personally, I'd prefer "fsf-free", but
>> > "non-free-docs" would be just as good, besides "non-free-firmware" and
>> > "non-free" for the rest.
>> I like this idea, but without mentioning FSF directly. More entities than
>> just the FSF use the GNU FDL for licensing.
> I would much prefer to mention the FSF directly, actually.  Not because
> it's about their software (or documentation), but because it's about
> their opinion about what is free.  So we get:
> - main (dfsg-free)
> - fsf-free (non-dfsg-free, but free according to fsf)
> - non-free-firmware
> - non-free (for all other classes)

        I think that dilutes the message that those packages are
 non-free, and reduces pressure on the authors to release the
 documentation under a free license.


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