non-software violates social contract?
[I hope this is the right list for this, please let me know.]
I've noticed a lot of worrying about things like non-free graphics,
non-free fonts and non-free documentation. People file bugs saying they
violate the DFSG and thus the social contract. Well, there's a more
serious issue here. The social contract says:
"1. Debian Will Remain 100% Free Software"
I think it's clear that graphics fonts and documentation are not
software. I could read this requirement two ways:
1) Debian is only software and everything else is not allowed in our
2) All software in Debian must be free software.
Unless we're using some weird definition of software, I don't see how
one can read this to say everything in Debian must be DFSG-free. I'd
suggest that non-free non-software be allowed in Debian. Am I missing
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