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Re: non-free and users?

Raul Miller wrote:
> > there are a few non-free packages which we are allowed to distribute --
> > if Debian forbids the distribution of those packages [in the context
> > of Debian], we're making the same mistake that the authors of the more
> > non-free packages are making.

On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 01:19:22AM +0100, Sergey V. Spiridonov wrote:
> And what is this mistake?

I believe I answered that in the message you were replying to.

> Owners of non-free packages make "mistake"[1] - they distribute packages
> with non-free licence. By distributing those of them which we are able
> to distribute we make the same mistake - distribute programs with
> non-free licence.

The mistake is acting to preclude some free distribution, support and
use of software.

I think you're talking about fairness, not ethics.  You seem more
concerned with the universality of our decisions than the result of
those decisions.


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