Re: drop or keep non-free - from users viewpoint
On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 09:47:06AM +0100, Martin Schulze wrote:
> Sven Luther wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 08:22:15AM +0100, Martin Schulze wrote:
> > > Sven Luther wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 11:46:42AM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > > > > Sven Luther <email@example.com> writes:
> > > > >
> > > > > > If i am stopped from maintaining the driver for the ADSL modem that
> > > > > > provides me access to the internet, and thus enables me to do my debian
> > > > > > work, will you step in and pay me (and others who use the same modem) a
> > > > > > new adsl modem that is supported by non-free software.
> > > > >
> > > > > How could the removal of non-free stop you from maintaining the
> > > > > driver?
> > > >
> > > > No more BTS ? no more download area.
> > >
> > > Why shouldn't there be a bugs.nonfree.org? Cloning the Debian BTS requires
> > > work and copying the non-free bugs over as well, and you'd lose the ability
> > > to reassign bugs from and to free packages to and from non-free packages
> > > but since the archives would be separated anyway, I don't consider this as
> > > a big problem.
> > And how do i reassign a bug to ppp for example then ?
> You close the bug in the nonfree.org BTS and open it again in the
> debian.org BTS, copying as much information as are useful.
Or just close them and forget about them ? Or ask the user to fill it
> It's not as nice as before, of course, but non-free won't use the
> Debian infrastructure anymore as well. I believe that this is
> an acceptable hassle.
But it does mean more work for me. Anyway, let's see how the vote will
> You can't move bugs between the Debian and the GNOME, KDE, Mozilla
> etc. bug tracking systems either and this is acceptable already.
I never interact with bugzilla based stuff anyway, so ...