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Re: GR: Removal of non-free

Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> On Jan 2, 2004, at 14:37, MJ Ray wrote:
> >On 2004-01-01 10:50:53 +0000 Kalle Kivimaa <killer@debian.org> wrote:
> >
> >>At the moment that is not a good answer in my opinion, as it would
> >>mean losing much of the current Java support.
> >
> >I thought there were some Java systems which could go in Debian now. 
> >Is that correct?
> Not really. They don't have all the features of the Sun implementation, 
> and much (most?) java software doesn't work with them.

That, however, is no reason to avoid Free Software being added to
Debian.  Having them in main could encourage people to work on
them.  I admit, that the outcome may also be the contrary: People
believe that Debian did a very poor job packaging Java stuff since
"nothing" works.

> Because they don't, as far as their maintainers know, work with any 
> Java in main.

That's something the community (we as well) should work on.



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