Re: [OFFTOPIC] RMS and reactions to him

From: Wichert Akkerman (
Date: Sun Jul 20 2003 - 05:55:29 EST

Previously Leandro Guimar„es Faria Corsetti Dutra wrote:
> It won't be the first disagreement. Debian actually was
> poised to become *the* GNU distribution until they insisted on
> carrying non-free software, when that was even more essential.

Please get your facts straight. Debian never insisted on carrying
non-free software. There was disagreement over references to non-free
software in Documentation. FSF would not allow documentation to mention
the OSS drivers for example.

> Every so often this issue is raised again; presumably they will shed
> non-free completely once a recent free version of Java 2, SWF player
> and assorted stuff becomes available.

And perhaps not.


Wichert Akkerman <>      It is simple to make things.                     It is hard to make things simple.

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