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Re: Bug#353277: Please reject to rule on the ndiswrapper question

On Sat, Mar 04, 2006 at 04:47:17PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> Well, I agree with you that overruling the foundation documents is out of
> scope for the technical committee; except the tech ctte has not been asked to
> interpret or overrule the foundation documents.  The Social Contract
> mandates that the Debian system not require the use of non-free components,
> but it doesn't go into any detail -- the distinction between "main",
> "contrib", and "non-free" is only specified in Debian's technical policy.
> It is this latter that we have been asked to rule on -- to "interpret the
> interpretation", so to speak.

IMHO, the Policy text is crystal clear.  If that has undesirable
implications, then it should be changed to say what it really means.


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