Savannah rejects a project because it uses GPL
Alfred M. Szmidt
ams at gnu.org
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 www.debian.org.
Then please explain what ftp.debian.org 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 ftp.debian.org carry non-free software? Does or
> does not ftp.gnu.org 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.
ftp.debian.org (aka debian-mirror.cs.umn.edu) and ftp.gnu.org 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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