[Fsf-Debian] few arguments to FSF

Dmitry Smirnov onlyjob at member.fsf.org
Fri Aug 10 12:56:27 UTC 2012

Dear Adam,

On Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:40:32 Adam Bolte wrote:
> I concur that the repository is required for some hardware, but non-free
> goes well beyond that. We don't need an Adobe Flash installer, or non-free
> fonts, etc. I think we should either get rid of all those non-critical
> packages, or spin off the non-free repository to some maintainers outside
> of the Debian project. Then perhaps the Debian project would restrict
> itself to maintaining those truly essential non-free packages only - an
> only for so long as they are strictly required - and otherwise limiting
> resources controlled by the Debian project to free software packages only.

I agree with everything you've said.
You're right we have plenty of 'convenience' software in non-free which we 
don't have to have. However let's not forget about some multimedia content 
there which is not necessarily evil but merely a non-fit for strict 'main' 


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