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Re: The current hurd development system - or: optimizing for fun

From: Bas Wijnen
Subject: Re: The current hurd development system - or: optimizing for fun
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2006 17:55:13 +0100
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On Sun, Feb 05, 2006 at 11:53:25AM +0100, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
>    - GNU-loving folks, who are mostly found in Debian
> Sadly, this is not completely true.  The GNU project can't even
> recommend Debian as a possible GNU/Linux distribution since Debian is
> not 100% free software.

The fact that GNU doesn't love Debian doesn't imply that most GNU-loving folks
aren't to be found there.  I think it is very true that they are.  Debian
happens to be the only mainstream distribution which clearly marks non-free
packages as such, thus allowing users to not install them.

At least for me, this is one of the most important reasons to use Debian.

Oh and by the way, Debian itself _is_ 100% free software.  The contrib and
non-free sections are technically not part of Debian, but provided as a
service to those who think they need them.  If they really do is a separate
discussion.  If this service is good or bad for free software as well.


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