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Re: Possibly moving Debian services to a CDN

Just a minor nitpick on the point below; for the more general discussion
I stand behind the opinion I've previously posted in this thread.

On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 04:00:42PM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> After all, if we could use and point to 3-4 CDNs that are advocating
> Free Software, isn't it better to show that such core Internet
> services can be run using Free Software?

I don't think whether CDN offerings (and/or the companies behind them)
are *advocating* Free Software or not is relevant. IMO it's neither
relevant for this discussion, nor it's relevant in general to decide the
kind of relationships Debian should have with companies. Basically all
medium-to-big sized companies are split on how much they advocate Free
Software. You invariably find company parts that are hard-core Free
Software advocates, and other parts that don't care and turn a living by
developing non-free software and services that deprive users of the
software freedoms they are entitled to.

For the specific case of CDN offerings to the Debian Project, the
point---well, my point, I respect the fact that others disagree it's a
problem---is whether we're going to force our user to receive the Free
Software we're distributing via infrastructures built using non-free
software.  That problem would exist even if the companies behind those
services were big Free Software advocates, which just happen to have a
single service (the CDN) built using non-free software.

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