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Re: non-free?

On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 11:51 PM, Neil McGovern wrote:

> On my laptop, I have: firmware-realtek, icc-profiles, intel-microcode, skype
> and steam from non-free, and flashplugin-nonfree, iucode-tool from contrib.
> On my server, I have pine, which I don't use but some of the users on it seem
> to be unwilling to move to anything else.

You might like to test alpine on a few of them, it is the free replacement:


> I don't think that splitting this up helps our users. Using debian.org
> provides a trusted distribution mechanism. I think it's better that
> people get trusted non-free packages from us, than get them from a
> random third party by burying our heads in the sand and pretending
> non-free software doesn't exist.

I agree with the last sentence there and note that this doesn't seem
to preclude a split between non-free.org and debian.org (a split in
name only).



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