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Re: I am ANGRY with Debian.

On Thu, 31 May 2007 20:05:44 +0100, Nic James Ferrier
<nferrier@tapsellferrier.co.uk> said:  

> And I do not accept that it is ok because it's only transitional and
> eventually documentation will be pushed into non-free. If that's the
> case why couldn't we wait for that to happen before it got removed
> from main?

        While non-free stuff remains in main, we are in violation of the
 social contract.  Adding stuff to non-free is, well, non-free matter,
 which is rarely seen as important as SC violations.

        A technical reason is that most people are removing non-free
 stuff from their un-renamed packages in main; while the non-free doc
 packages are NEW. New packages are not automatically uploaded, but need
 to go through human processing, so the document packages sometimes are
 not on the arcive long after the main threw the docs out.

> A purely political decision has been taken that substantially changed
> *my* user experience (and that of others I'm sure) without warning and
> people think that's ok?

        The users are now better served since the taint of non-freeness
 is gone from their machines :P

        BTW, are you running Sid, or Etch?

It's all very funny until someone loses an eye.
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@acm.org> <http://www.golden-gryphon.com/>
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