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Re: Counter Proposal (was Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free)



I will second this.
G.

On Thu, Jun 08, 2000 at 07:33:34PM +1000, Craig Sanders wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 10:31:21AM -0400, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > A brave assertion.  But then you have to think about this carefully-crafted
> > document and wonder why it doesn't read like this:
> > 
> >   5. We Will Support Programs That Don't Meet Our Free-Software Standards
> > 
> >   We will maintain "contrib" and "non-free" areas in our FTP archive for
> >   this software.  We encourage CD manufacturers to read the licenses of
> >   software packages in these directories and determine if they can
> >   distribute that software on their CDs.  We will support the use of
> >   non-free software in Debian, and we will provide infrastructure (such as
> >   our bug-tracking system and mailing lists) for non-free software
> >   packages.
> 
> nice idea. i propose that we modify the Social Contract so that it does
> say that.
> 
> Anyone willing to second this?
> 
> 
> > So?  Why doesn't it read like that?
> 
> an oversight.  it seemed self-evident and obvious at the time.
> 
> craig
> 
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