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Re: Bug reports of DFSG violations are tagged ???lenny-ignore????

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 05:06:29PM -0500, William Pitcock wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-10-22 at 09:03 +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> > William Pitcock <nenolod@sacredspiral.co.uk> writes:
> > 
> > > Unfortunately, those who contribute to Debian must be dedicated to
> > > ensuring future releases of Debian support the latest available
> > > hardware at time of release.
> > 
> > That's news to me. Where is such a dedication required? Is it some
> > special reading of the vague “our users” commitment, or do you get
> > this dedication from all Debian contributors some other way?
> > 
> > Does that dedication somehow override every DD's explicit commitment
> > to ensuring Debian is 100% DFSG-free in the Social Contract?
> I worded that rather badly. You should imply "within acceptable terms of
> the DFSG" here... in this case, putting stuff in the nonfree firmware
> package in non-free is an acceptable solution.

May I suggest that people cool down a little bit and don't assume the
worst from the other participants of the discussion.

Shit happens[1], throwing mud doesn't improve the atmosphere at all.

[1] That includes, but is not limited to, bugs in packages and
suboptimal wording in e-mails.


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