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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free

On Tue, Jun 06, 2000 at 10:17:18PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> A. That the Debian Social Contract with the Free Software Community be
> amended as follows:
>   1. That mentions of non-free be stricken from Section 5, and text be
>   inserted, the remainder to read: "We acknowledge that some of our
>   users require the use of programs that don't conform to the Debian
>   Free Software Guidelines.  Our contrib area may help with this
>   software."
>   2. That Section 1 be amended such that the final sentence reads: "We
>   will support our users who develop and run non-free software on
>   Debian, but we will neither make the system depend upon nor distribute
>   an item of non-free software.  Debian may continue to distribute
>   non-free software previously distributed via its FTP site prior to the
>   woody distribution."

   I think this is a plot to make Debian less useful to a percentage
(between 5% and 95%) of the userbase in order to create a larger market
niche for a new Debian-based distribution.  Probably Microsoft Debian.
It'll also sabotage the bug tracking system and a distributed package pool.

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