Re: Amendment to GR on GFDL, and the changes to the Social Contract
* Debian Project Secretary [Thu, 19 Jan 2006 10:12:50 -0600]:
> The fact that the license is buggy does not change the fact
> that works licensed under it would violate the DFSG. Given that, any
> resolution to allow these works to remain in Debian would require a
> rider to be added to the SC, something of the form:
> - Debian will remain 100% free
> + Debian will remain 100% free, apart from works licensed under the GFDL
> (the exact wording can be decided upon if the amendment passes).
> Since this requires a modification of a foundation document,
> the amendment requires a 3:1 majority.
I don't see why this _physical modification_ is necessary. I can admit
that the secretary says "this amendment overrules the social contract,
since it talks about putting non-free things in main, so it requires a
3:1 majority"; but if the amendment passes, and so the GR issues a
statement that some GFDL documents will remain in main, I don't think
explicit wording is needed _in_ the SC, at all.
Adeodato Simó dato at net.com.org.es
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