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Re: Clarifications

On 8 Jun 2000, Robert D. Hilliard wrote:

> Stephen Frost <sfrost@ns.snowman.net> 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?


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