Authority and procedures of debian-legal
On Sat, 5 Feb 2005 13:40:10 -0500
Glenn Maynard <email@example.com> wrote:
> (I've already explained how this relates to the DFSG, despite the DFSG
> not attempting to exhaustively list non-free restrictions.)
I understand that the DFSG is a Guideline, those guidlines are
open to interpretation, and debian legal is seen as the authoritive
place to interperate the DFSG in new or changing conditions.
An extract of clause 1 of the debian social contract states...
"As there are many definitions of free software, we include the
guidelines we use to determine if software is "free" below"
For debian-legal to abide by Debians Social Contract, i think someone
should be attempting to "exhaustively list non-free restrictions".
I think a vote should be required, and the DFSG changed before
debian-legal assumes the right to impose any new restrictions.