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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