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Re: non-free?

This one time, at band camp, Paul Wise said:
> On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 11:51 PM, Neil McGovern wrote:
> > 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).

I'd rather we didn't split the archive this way.  In the .rpm world,
people are used to the idea that, for most useful software, you have to
look outside the repo.  The result is a million not particularly well
done .rpms for a given piece of software, and no particular thing to
recommend EPEL over lolrpms.cx to a newcomer.

Let's not make the .deb world look like that.

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