On Sun, 2004-01-18 at 05:31, Raul Miller wrote: > Yes: > > Dropping non-free would prevent Debian developers from distributing any > non-free packages (such as GFDL). No it wouldn't. Nothing would prevent a developer from joining the nonfree.org project, etc. > Perhaps some of this value is pure convenience (being able to use > apt-cache search and apt-get install to install documentation for a > program they're trying to use). That isn't because a package is in Debian, it's because its in /etc/apt/sources.list. > Perhaps some of this value is in the way we deal with conflicts and > requirements (probably not an issue for GFDL, but an issue for some of > the other software in non-free). With a little coordination with nonfree.org, none of that would change. > > So, when I'm talking about "prevent distribution of", I'm talking > about "prevent distribution of non-free", not "prevent distribution > of upstream". But this GR doesn't do that. It just prevents it from being distributed on Debian's FTP servers.
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