[yavor at doganov.org: Re: Defining Free Software Business]

Alfred M. Szmidt ams at gnu.org
Tue Jun 27 18:51:30 UTC 2006

   First, there is _no_ 100% replacement for Java. Go to
   http://packages.debian.org/, and ask it for a list of any package
   with 'Java' in the description located in the 'contrib' section.

You forgot non-free.  Which is part of Debian, and which Debian
promotes usage of.  There Sun Java is included.  Can you explain how
Debian advances free software by including a non-free version of Java?

   Look at the list of packages that Debian has freed from the Java
   trap.  Are you _seriously_ telling me with all that, that Debian
   does not advance free software in this area?

Yes.  Finding packages that others have written is not advancing free
software.  Writting said software on the other hand is.

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