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Re: Proposal G (was: Proposal - Deferment of Changes from GR 2004-003)



On Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 10:19:15AM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> I propose the following amendment, replacing the entire text of the
> resolution:
> 
> ------------------
> Reaffirmation of the social contract - priorities are our users and
> the free software community
> 
> We, Debian, reaffirm that our priorities are our users and the free
> software community. We keep to that, both are our priorities. We don't
> intend to give one of them up for the other. We strongly believe that,
> in the long run, their interests are the same.
> 
> For our users, we promise to do regular releases; as a guideline, a
> major release of the distribution should happen about once a year.
> 
> For the free software community, we promise to use the Debian Free
> Software Guidelines as guidelines for the software that is allowed to
> go in the Distribution ("main" on the ftp-mirrors).
> 
> We know that, as with every guidelines, there are border cases were
> these guidelines don't really match. We promise to use our common
> sense in this case to get to an appropriate result. We will use our
> guidelines in a way that serves our users and the free software
> community, and we don't intend to blow our guidelines up to full legal
> texts, because we aim to create the best operating system, consisting
> of free works, and not a place for lawyers-to-be.
> 
> Furthermore, by this decision, we overrule the decision by the release
> manager in http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2004/04/msg06588.html and
> re-inforce the release policy that was valid prior to this date[1]. Of
> course, the Release Manager team is authorized to adjust the release
> policy.
> 
> [1] still available as today on
> http://people.debian.org/~ajt/sarge_rc_policy.txt
> ------------------

I second this.
(full quote for documentation purpose)

cu, ms

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