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Re: Moving contrib and non-free of master.debian.org

On Mon, Jun 21, 1999 at 11:30:41PM +0200, Wichert Akkerman - Debian project leader wrote:
> 1) create nonfree.debian.org domain
> 2) create official.debian.org domain
> 3) keep the current situation
> 4) further discussion

Guess, that idea already has been discussed and ruled out, but still I think
it may serve better:

Why not put some kind of a sign on every non-free package, instead of moving
those packages anywhere? There is a number of ways that could be done
- something in the name of the package
- a message when installing the package
- something that shows up clearly in dselect/apt

And perhaps, the README.Debian should be mandatory to contain a brief
explanation why this package is considered non-free (often it is obvious,
but often it is not, especially for those new to the world of free software)

Many of the users do get Debian on CD, so they won't even realize which
server the packages were on. Also, putting an additional server in your
apt-file is a one time action, while a sign on every package (however it
would look) would be recognized at every installation.

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