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Re: Removing non-free - reality check.

On Sat, Jun 10, 2000 at 03:09:30AM +0200, Christophe TROESTLER wrote:
> > So, if the phrase "Does Debian distribute non-free software or not?"
> > means "The Debian Project makes accessible the non-free packages ?",
> > then answer is Yes.  But if it means "The Official Debian System
> > includes the non-free softwares ?"  then answer is No.
> Thanks for your  words.  I also think that  outcasting non-free is not
> the way to go.  Even if we would all like to see more free software, I
> believe we  must also be tolerant  to non-free.  The better  is not to
> kick out non-free but to say:  here you have non-free if you want, but
> look here,  you have  a so much  better free software...!   The choice
> will then be obvious -- no need to use any force...

Double standards are damned fun!

"Does Debian include non-free software?"
"Well that depends ...  Debian doesn't officially provide non-free, no."
"It's all there, waiting for you."

So much for "The truly free distribution".

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