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

Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> writes:

> The programs in contrib are free, but many programs are put in contrib
> because they are not useful in an all-free system.  Many depend on
> non-free packages to be useful.
> I think these programs should be kept with the non-free packages.
> On the other hand, some programs are in contrib for another reason.
> Perhaps they ought to be on the server with main.  Perhaps the contrib
> category should be split into two category for packages that have some
> sort of freedom problem (although they are free software), and one for
> the rest of what is now in contrib.

Isn't the definition of contrib that they depend on non-free software?
If they are non-free semself, they should be in non-free. If they
don't depend on non-free software they should be in main. Everything
else should stay in contrib, just as it is now.


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