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Re: Debian on Infomagic CD

On Sun, 8 Dec 1996, Karl Ferguson wrote:

> The whole idea for the "non-free" area is that it belongs to programs with
> difficult copyright notices such as it's not to be distributed etc.  I
> seriously doubt that any CD manufacturer will include it on a distributed CD
> because it may well break copyright laws.
You have never purchased a CD-ROM from I-Connect, did you? They do it just
like the humble user prefers it. The annoying thing about the InfoMagic
disks was that all programs out of non-free were present as *.rpm in
RedHat, as *.tgz in Slackware and as well as *.tar.gz as mirrored from
various FTP servers. This is/has been schizophrenic to my mind... 

                                                Regards, P. *8^)
   Paul Seelig                         pseelig@goofy.zdv.uni-mainz.de
   African Music Archive - Institute for Ethnology and Africa Studies
   Johannes Gutenberg-University   -  Forum 6  -  55099 Mainz/Germany
   Our AMA Homepage  in  the WWW at  http://www.uni-mainz.de/~bender/

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