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Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge

Anthony Towns wrote:

> Well, here's one middle ground:
> The Debian system, ie the main section the current stable release,
> is modified by making point releases and major releases. If we want
> to make it comply with the new social contract we need to modify it,
> and the way to do that is by making either a point release or a major
> release -- and functional changes rather than security updates are done
> by making a major update. Changing the Debian system to conform with
> the new social contract immediately isn't possible

Would you think similarly if the Social Contract hadn't changed, but we had
discovered freeness problems in woody?  (They exist.)  That these, as
functional changes, should wait for a major update?

What's magic about a major update versus a minor update in regards to the
Social Contract?

> -- we're required to
> distribute a free operating system, so rm -rf isn't an option either --
> but it's not unreasonable for a change to the social contract to take
> some amount of time to come into effect. Certainly, that would've been
> the case had the non-free vote passed.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

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