Re: Proposal: Keep non-free
On Saturday 21 February 2004 07:48, Anthony Towns wrote:
> I propose that the Debian project resolve that:
> Acknowledging that some of our users continue to require the use of
> programs that don't conform to the Debian Free Software Guidelines, we
> reaffirm our commitment to providing the contrib and non-free areas in
> our archive for packaged versions of such software, and to providing the
> use of our infrastructure (such as our bug-tracking system and mailing
> lists) to help with the maintenance of non-free software packages.
I second this.
Many of us (myself included) don't like non-free but pragmatism is important
here. If users have to fight to get their new computer working they will go
somewhere else. The recent trend of video card and other hardware vendors
indicates that this problem will not be going away.