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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free

On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 04:40:42AM -0400, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 05:46:39PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > Debian as a whole isn't compelled to either, but it has in the past
> > voluntarily agreed to provide non-free software to its users in a form
> > that's easily assimilatable into a Debian system.
> > 
> > You now want Debian to renege on that agreement.
> You color your language interestingly, fully aware of the the fact that the
> Debian Social Contract isn't a "contract" in the sense that a group of
> individuals create a contract with each other.
> In fact, the Social Contract generally is an interesting document in that
> it makes no requirements of those with whom it contracts.  Instead, it
> unilaterally enumerates a set of responsibilities that we have accepted.
> A contract connotes an act of exchange:
> [blah blah blah]

try doing some research on the concept of 'social contract' and you might
figure out where you've missed the point.

we debated the social contract. we voted on it. we announced it publicly
and made our promises, and new developers are required to agree to it.


craig sanders

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