Stephen Frost <email@example.com> 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 pre-dates the Social Contract by at least 3 years.