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Re: All GPL'ed programs have to go to non-free

On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 11:52:19PM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> (GR2004-004 didn't make
> any sense at all, nor does it make any sense that Sarge can ship
> with non-free documentation, and at the time I found the posts of
> the RM on the topic to make no sense at all, but I was satisfied with
> the results of GR2004-003 and am able to bear the strangeness of
> GR2004-004 for now, since it'll expire on its own.)
> (And if people really are voting for a GR after only reading the title,
> I'd be even more disappointed, but I just don't believe that.)

It's funny that out of the five people seconding GR2004-003, the first
three did either second or even propose one of the first two suggestions
in GR2004-004.

If even the Debian developers seconding a GR are supporting changes to 
the result of this GR only one month later...

> In any event, all of this is irrelevant: if people really think that
> non-free documentation should be allowed in Debian, propose a GR to
> allow it.  Nothing short of that will make it so.  If people really
> think they were "tricked", fine--fix it with another GR.  Unless and
> until that happens, Debian's position is very clear.

In GR2004-004, Proposal D to revert GR2004-003 did get a 2.3:1 majority 
by the developers over the proposal to keep the changes of GR2004-003. 
That's a pretty clear statement.

The nice thing about 3:1 majorities is, that once you've tricked 
something as "Editorial amendments" into it, a 25% minority is enough to 
block reverting it...

> Glenn Maynard



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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