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Re: Please let's not talk about "clouds"

On 21/04/13 at 21:23 +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 10:01:03PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > One point that I think that is important to make, is that points of view
> > diverge on the question of "software as a service", and that the answer is
> > external to the foundation principles of Debian.
> FWIW, I disagree that the answer is external to the founding principles
> of Debian. In fact, I think this is one of the next big challenges ahead
> for both Debian and Free Software at large. As a project, we'll probably
> need to take an official stance on this at some point.

In the past, Debian has taken official stances on philosophical issues
only when they had technical consequences (GFDL, firmwares), e.g. on
the content of the archives or packages.

Do you think that we should go past that and make more general
philosophical/political statements, even if they have no effect on our

What kind of issues do you see that could require a project-wide
position? (I see one so far: packages that are clients to non-free
online services)


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