Re: Purpose of the Constitution and the Foundation Documents
Russ Allbery wrote:
In other words, if non-free is just another archive section, why do we
have this whole distinction? And while we're maintaining this
distinction, I think it's clear that moving something into non-free is
never going to be an action people are willing to take lightly. Since,
after all, that means, in the words of the social contract, the software
is being removed from Debian.
I always thought the point was not to say, "eww, this software stinks,
DDs will need a gas mask before they can touch it," but rather to enable
users to install lots and lots of software without reading any licenses,
while having a smaller section where people know that they should check
the legal bits. This, of course, can be achieved just fine even if
non-free is "just another archive section".