Re: Dissatisfied w/Debian? Make something 'pure'.
On Jun 14, Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 15, 2000 at 01:42:02PM +1000, Drake Diedrich wrote:
> > > DFSG. Several messages in this thread can be tied to developers who wish
> > > to relax the DFSG so their favorite software can get into Debian.
> > You mean amend the DFSG to allow software to migrate from non-free to
> > main? Please support or withdraw this claim.
> I mean things like the whole non-cd and non-free debacle. I think most of
> the people who want to change the DFSG know better than to propose such.
> Though a few people in this thousand message thread have hinted they would
> like such done.
I'll fess up to having argued for a non-cd section of the archive
(perhaps 2-3 years ago... certainly not recently), or some more
inclusive definition of "contrib", but I don't recall ever arguing
that they should be part of the Debian distribution. In any event, I
agree in retrospect that a "non-cd" (or "cd-ok", the converse) would
be messy for Debian-the-project to implement; if people want to put
stuff on CDs, they should probably take the time to research the
legalities of doing so.
As far as I can see at the moment, the only person who has even
discussed amending the DFSG *since this discussion started* is
Branden. And he supports the GR (at least with some editorial