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Re: Amendment to GR on GFDL, and the changes to the Social Contract

* Debian Project Secretary [Thu, 19 Jan 2006 10:12:50 -0600]:

  On second thoughts...

>         The fact that the license is buggy does not change the fact
>  that works licensed under it would violate the DFSG.

  The amendment intentionally talks only about what Debian is going to
  do ("allow invariant-less in main"), which is what most people from
  outside are interested in hearing anyway, and does not talk about what
  needs overruling to achieve that.

  It seems, by my reading of the Constitution, that it's the task of the
  Secretary to determine who is being overruled and thus what majority
  is needed. And the Secretary's opinion is:

    (a) this amendment overrules the Social Contract by putting non-free
        bits in main, and thus needs 3:1

  However, I'm pretty sure that more than one Developer thinks the
  proper interpretation would be:

    (b) this amendment overrules debian-legal's assessment that certain
        two clauses of the GFDL are non-free, and thus needs 1:1

  How this gets handled, that I don't know, but I can imagine.


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Debian Developer                                  adeodato at debian.org
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