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Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge

On Mon, 26 Apr 2004 22:40:08 +1000, Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> said: 

> On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 11:15:59AM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:

>> Furthermore, the exceptions till now was not due to the fact that
>> we don't require documentation to be free (quite contrary, there
>> was a consensus on d-legal about GFDL not free), but due to the
>> fact that we want to have enough time to come up with a proper
>> solution.

> No, the exception is _entirely_ due to the fact that we don't
> require documentation, data, or firmware to be free. And
> debian-legal is not a delegated body, and is unable to make
> decisions of their own that have any relevance to Debian -- those
> decisions are made by the DPL, and the appointed delegates in charge
> of handling the archive.

	I am surprised to hear you say that, since I would personally
 have thought that was against the spirit of the social contract.

A man would still do something out of sheer perversity - he would
create destruction and chaos - just to gain his point... and if all
this could in turn be analyzed and prevented by predicting that it
would occur, then man would deliberately go mad to prove his
point. Feodor Dostoevsky, "Notes From the Underground"
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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