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Re: The bigger issue is badly licensed blobs (was Re: Firmware poll

On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 08:48:00PM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:

> Debian needs to make a decision on how it will deal with this legal
> minefield.  That is higher priority than the entire discussion going on
> right now, because it determines whether Debian will distribute these 53
> BLOBs *at all*, in 'main' or in 'non-free'.

> Oddly enough nobody has proposed a GR addressing this,

Because voting is an absurd means of settling questions of legal liability.
It's the domain of the ftp team to determine whether we can legally
distribute a package on our mirrors.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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