Re: [DRAFT] resolving DFSG violations
William Pitcock <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Wed, 2008-10-29 at 22:52 -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
>> But regardless, Debian has promised that Debian is only free software.
> Then why does Debian have non-free? Is that not part of Debian?
One way to resolve this dilemma is to realize that 'Debian' can refer to
two things: the project and the distribution.
Debian the operating system is free software since non-free/contrib is
not part of Debian (== main).
Debian the project is not (strictly) a free software project since it
contains and supports the non-free part.
Thus, a reasonable position for a free software supporter may be to
support the Debian operating system but not support the Debian project.