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Re: General Resolution: Handling of the non-free section: proposedBallot

On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 06:23:01PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> writes:
> > And more to the point, what would be the benefit to debian and the
> > free/open/whatever community, since the main point is that these
> > non-free packages are evil ?
> No, the main point is that non-free software is not part of Debian,
> and Debian's job isn't to support it.  Some may think that they are
> evil; others may think that they are simply irrelevant to Debian, and
> best removed.

One of the main argument, used by Branden if i remember well, was that
removing non-free from the debian infrastructure would force authors of
non-free packages to revise their licence, or users to consider

Exactly in what way does this still be true if there is a an alternative
non-free.org archive ? 


Sven Luther

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