Re: Etch timeline is unrealistic because non-free firmware is NOT being dealt with
On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 07:39:21AM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 06:49:32AM +0200, Sven Luther <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 04:46:09PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> > > md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes:
> > >
> > > > On Aug 08, Thomas Bushnell BSG <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> We Do Not Distribute Non-Free Software No Matter How Much It Helps Our
> > > >> Users.
> > >
> > > > Now think about why we do not do it.
> > >
> > > It does not matter. Different members of Debian have different
> > > reasons. We have all agreed to work together on the basis of the
> > > Social Contract, which says that We Do Not Distribute Non-Free
> > > Software No Matter How Much It Helps Our Users.
> > # Our priorities are our users and free software
> > We will be guided by the needs of our users and the free software community.
> > We will place their interests first in our priorities. We will support the
> > needs of our users for operation in many different kinds of computing
> > environments. We will not object to non-free works that are intended to be
> > used on Debian systems, or attempt to charge a fee to people who create or
> > use such works. We will allow others to create distributions containing both
> > the Debian system and other works, without any fee from us. In furtherance
> > of these goals, we will provide an integrated system of high-quality
> > materials with no legal restrictions that would prevent such uses of the
> > system.
> Where do you read we allow ourselves to distribute non-free software for
> user convenience ?
Well, it reads to me that we won't screw our users without second thought like some
here are proposing.
But then, i repeat, everyone is very welcome to participate in solving this
the nice way, and i am highly impatient to see the extensive listings you and
others may produce, and then some plan on how to go forward from there.