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Re: Proposal: Keep non-free

On Thu, Feb 26, 2004 at 10:34:23AM +0100, Andreas Barth wrote:
> * Martin Schulze (joey@infodrom.org) [040226 10:25]:
> > Andreas Barth wrote:
> > > * Martin Schulze (joey@infodrom.org) [040226 08:55]:
> > > > We cannot include it in Debian anyway, since it is non-free.  If Debian
> > > > stops distributing it but people will build ftp.non-free.org, what's
> > > > the different from the users' perspective?  A new apt-line.  Oh horror...
> > > What do we gain from replacing non-free on Debian with
> > > ftp.non-free.org?
> > ftp.non-free.org would not have to be maintained by Debian, contrary
> > to ftp.debian.org.
> Is there someone to maintain ftp.non-free.org than, or is this just a
> theoretical case?

I was trying to see what's needed and how to do it for non-free.org and
have a discussion about this on this list a while ago, but the response
was anything but enthusiastic. Seems the 'keep non-free' people don't
want to talk about it, because they, uhm, don't want it to happen
regardless of how easy to use the alternative would be, while the 'drop
non-free' people don't want to contaminate themselves with non-free at

If somebody is still interested, I'm happy to discuss things again


Michael Banck
Debian Developer

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