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Re: Results for General Resolution: Lenny and resolving DFSG violations

On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 04:20:28PM +0100, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 09:11:01AM -0500, Theodore Tso <tytso@MIT.EDU> wrote:

> > FSF), Dynebolic, Musix GNU+Linux, BLAG, and Trisquel.  So not only is
> > there one such distribution that takes free software of cardinal
> > importance, there are six in the world already.  Does Debian really
> > need to be the seventh such distribution?

> Except that none of these distros existed when Debian set the "100% free"
> goal. Should it drop this goal now there are others such distros ? I don't
> think so. Should it make it less important than in the past ? I don't
> think either.

Debian has always had a more relaxed view on these matters than the free
software purists would like - things like providing contrib and non-free 
aren't entirely acceptable to them and are one of the reasons why people
go to these other distributions with their stronger political focus.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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