On Tue, Jun 22, 1999 at 03:28:23PM +0100, Giuliano Procida wrote: > On Tue, Jun 22, 1999 at 10:49:24PM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote: > > Because [contrib is] useless without non-free. > > This is untrue. There are items in contrib which do not depend on > items in Debian's non-free archive, but do instead depend on > externally available non-free items. Two obvious examples are: > > 1. installer/helpers for commercial or other non-free apps; and > 2. free emulators that require ROM images for normal use. > > I strongly object to any move of contrib. I formally oppose any voting > proposal to that effect (should this mean anything). contrib has always been treated as unofficial, same as non-free. Why should this change now? With both your examples above, you still can't use the stuff for free. Hamish -- Hamish Moffatt VK3SB (ex-VK3TYD). CCs of replies from mailing lists are welcome.
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