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Re: non-free and users?

On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 02:06:12PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> The way we are doing it, by removing non-free from the debian archive in
> hope for the upstream authors releasing their software in a more free
> licence, could also be seen as an unclean racket to try to pry away
> their software from them under conditions they choose not to. And you
> are speaking of ethicality ?

While I agreed with most of the message you wrote (the one I'm responding
to), I disagree with the above.  There are real problems with dropping
non-free, but I don't think this particular example is one we should
care about.

We should have good relations with the authors of software we distribute,
and we should benefit them.  However, our first priority is our users
and the free software community.


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