Re: Etch timeline is unrealistic because non-free firmware is NOT being dealt with
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
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