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



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
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