Re: Are online services also software for Debian's rules?
On 8/14/17 5:42 AM, Marc Haber wrote:
On Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 05:29:20PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
"Dr. Bas Wijnen" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Also, I don't want to move lots of software to contrib. I would much
rather have it fixed by removing the support for the non-free services,
or by having plugin systems that allow only the non-free-interfacing
part to be in contrib.
I believe this would be hugely counter-productive for free software. It
would hurt us way more than it would hurt proprietary services.
Who's us? Developers? Distro managers? Packagers? Users? Somebody else?
And is "who gets hurt?" really the right question? Isn't it more about
who are "we" serving,
and what best serves their interests.
(Me, I'm primarily a user & sys admin - I care most
about convenience & reliability. Hurting proprietary services is pretty
low on my list of priorities.)
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra