On 8 Jun 2000, Robert D. Hilliard wrote:
> Stephen Frost <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On 8 Jun 2000, Robert D. Hilliard wrote:
> > > The creators apparently did _not_ feel there was reason for
> > > non-free to exist. In the Debian Manifesto Ian Murdock said that
> > > Debian would be distributed by The Free Software Foundation. This
> > > would effectively prevent a non-free section.
> > Erm, uhm, so where did it come from? :) What about section 5 of
> > the social contract?
> The Debian Manifesto was published by Ian Murdock when he was
> beginning to develop Debian. It predated the Social Contract by
> several years. If the doc-debian package is installed it may be found
> at /usr/share/doc/debian/debian-manifesto.
So, dare I ask, when was non-free created, and why? What were
the reasons and who agreed to put non-free into the Social Contract and
was Ian Murdock aware/involved?