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Re: Please remove RFCs from the documentation in Debian packages



On Fri, Jul 04, 2003 at 01:46:11AM +0800, Cameron Patrick wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 12:35:06PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> 
> | So, what other non-DFSG-free stuff is it "silly" to ban?  Netscape
> | Navigator?  Adobe Acrobat Reader?
> 
> Of course not.  They're software.
> 
> RFCs aren't software, and so applying the Debian Free /Software/
> Guidelines to them seems a little odd.

According to the Social Contract, we promise to do so, or not to mess
with such things at all.

  "Social Contract" with the Free Software Community

     1.  Debian Will Remain 100% Free Software

        We promise to keep the Debian GNU/Linux Distribution entirely free
  software. As there are many definitions of free software, we include the
  guidelines we use to determine if software is "free" below. We will
  support our users who develop and run non-free software on Debian, but
  we will never make the system depend on an item of non-free software.

http://www.debian.org/social_contract

Perhaps what we mean is that Debian will Remain 100% Free Software,
except where it isn't.  That's a committment certain to reassure the
Free Software Community to whom we have made this pledge.

-- 
G. Branden Robinson                |
Debian GNU/Linux                   |       kernel panic -- causal failure
branden@debian.org                 |       universe will now reboot
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