Defining Free Software Business

Marc SCHAEFER schaefer at
Tue Jun 27 06:56:54 UTC 2006

> It seems that there is a hostility towards FSF and the understandable

You seem to think that some Debian developpers and/or leaders are
against the FSF.  It seems some Debian developpers and/or leaders think
the FSF is against them.

This is becoming a sterile discussion.  Why not meet the Debian people,
and exchange arguments directly ?

Now, a personal question: would you be satisfied:

   - if Debian dropped non-free and contrib

   - then another group came along and started to
     support non-free and contrib by itself, as an add-on to Debian

this would mean that on the paper Debian would be a completely free
distribution, which could of course, with a third-party extension, be a
real-world distribution that many users will choose and that many other
distribution can build interesting frameworks on (e.g. Ubuntu).

If this suffices to make the FSF happy, probably it could even be done.

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