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Re: The "Free" vs. "Non-Free" issue

On Sat, Jan 03, 2004 at 04:48:49PM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:34:17PM +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > Why does there need to be anything else?
> I'm looking, perhaps in vain, for some rationale behind what you've
> been proposing.

I thought it was obvious. 'Answering the question "Does Debian, as a
project, wish to discontinue support of non-free?"'.

> > You've just restated the question that we're trying to vote on ("Should
> > we support non-free [y/n]").
> Eh?
> I certainly have restated the question.  But I haven't *just* restated
> it -- that restatement was a part of a question.  That question, at its
> crudest, is "What's the point?"

The point of what? Supporting non-free? Not supporting it? Asking
whether we want to support it? I'd have thought the point of all these
were pretty obvious. I can think of several reasons for all of them
off the top of my head.

> > Your reponses to it, including this last one[0], have all simply said "I
> > would vote [y], therefore I don't agree with removing it, so I don't
> > think we should remove it". I think we got that part already. Please
> > wait until the ballots go out before trying to vote :P
> You seem to be saying that it's futile to even ask if there's any benefit
> to be gained by dropping non-free.

No, I'm saying that your argument is just circling endlessly around "I
don't want to drop non-free", and pointing out that you should wait
until the vote happens before trying to vote.

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