Re: Debian trademark [was: Debian GNU/w32, may ready to be started?]
On Mon, Dec 03, 2001 at 03:48:49PM -0500, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> What part of this port is non-free?
> The only non-free component I know of is the target OS, which has nothing
> to do with the content of the port.
take out the kernel, and what do you have?
> This "touching proprietary software is poison" concept is simply not
> very useful in practice, and is NOT supported by the DFSG.
"Social Contract" with the Free Software Community
1. Debian Will Remain 100% Free Software
this is why contrib and non-free are _not part of Debian_
from item five of the Social Contract (Programs That Don't Meet Our
``We have created "contrib" and "non-free" areas in our FTP
archive for this software. The software in these directories is
not part of the Debian system, although it has been configured
for use with Debian.''
may i stress the ``not part of the Debian system'' ?
the pendantic people might like to point out that this is more of a
port, so here goes:
Debian is an OS, not a kernel
now we can argue if a kernel is part of an OS or not. i say it is, but
others may disagree.
i am against the Debian trademark being watered down by a port to a
note that this is the same page as the DFSG.
 yes, this includes Debian GNU/Solaris.