Savannah rejects a project because it uses GPL

Alfred M. Szmidt ams at
Mon Feb 13 19:34:51 UTC 2006

   Debian delivers on its promise: To get a 100% free software
   distribution from debian, get the official distribution by download
   or from any of the places listed on

Then please explain what contains, I consider that a
broken promise.  That you simply state that `non-free' is not part of
Debian is simply not true.  If it isn't, remove it.  I'll be quite a
happy person when that happens, until that day, Debian GNU/Linux and
ports are not 100% free software.

   You can't get a 100% free software distribution from GNU today.

Of course you can't, the goal of the GNU project isn't to create a
distribution.  It is to create a system.  And as it happens, you can
get a version of the GNU system, two infact.

   > Does or does not carry non-free software? Does or
   > does not carry non-free software?
   > Clearly, the answer is `Yes. No'.  You are jumping into the realm
   > of itsy bitsy semantics.

   Nonsense. You're playing silly DNS configuration games. (aka and are
   not equivalent. If you compared that debian mirror with the main
   GNU mirror (ibiblio), you'd see that both carry non-free software.

The only person playing willynilly games is you who cannot accept the
plain truth that Debian does infact include non-free software.


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