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Re: snippets [was Re: begging the question]

On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 12:19:33PM -0600, Barak Pearlmutter wrote:
> No one has shown any evidence that the interpretation you're drawing
> (in which Debian should laboriously find and purge itself of things
> like a README.why file in which an author quotes heart-rending email
> from his sister who dies of cancer and explains how this motivated him
> to study molecular biology) is widely held within Debian, sensible, or
> practical.

I present the first sentence of clause 1 of the social contract as
evidence, to which every Debian developer has agreed:

"We promise to keep the Debian GNU/Linux Distribution entirely free

This is clear and unambiguous.

Also, if it is practical to create an operating system comprised
entirely of free software from the ground up, it is certainly
practical to remove a handful of materials which accidentally got
included because nobody thought to check their licenses at the time.

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