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Re: Non-Free proposal -- yet another draft

On Tue, Feb 10, 2004 at 03:50:49PM +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> I have to admit that I don't like the name 'Debian Main' a lot. The
> social contract should be pretty much self-contained and make sense to
> people not knowing about the implementation. They would not know that
> 'main' is the directory all the Free stuff is lying around, and wonder
> 'why the name'? Also, I'm not sure what the term 'Main' really means to
> native or non-native ears.

That's a good thing.

The problems come when people think they know what a phrase mean, and
they've got it wrong.

> It might just sounds strange to my non-native ears though and I cannot
> come up with a better phrase right now.
> Hmm, perhaps call it 'the Debian System' and clarify on www.debian.org
> and in the FAQ that this is main, not non-free? (in case that is your
> opinion, too)

The idea of clarifying the phrase on www, and in the faq is a good idea,
regardless of the phrase chosen.


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