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

On Tue, Jun 22, 1999 at 03:06:29PM +0200, Sven LUTHER wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 22, 1999 at 10:49:24PM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 22, 1999 at 01:34:42PM +0200, Sven LUTHER wrote:
> > > Why contrib ? contrib is perfectly dfsg software, there is no reason not to
> > > distribute it the same way as main ?
> > 
> > Because it's useless without non-free.
> Ok, i understand, but still it is DFSG compliant no ? why then
> penalize it and move it away from main into some server that will
> matbe not be mirrored everywhere ?

It's technically free. In practice, you can't use it without some
non-free software, ie it's not free to use. You can't modify everything
it does.

> What is the true need to remove non-free, apart from the political
> one, that is ?

I don't know.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB (ex-VK3TYD). 
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