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Re: An ammendment (Re: Formal CFV: General Resolution to Abolish Non-Free)

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Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:

> I wish to propose an ammendment to the proposed resolution as follows.
> The text of the resolution should be replaced with a call for the
> developers to resolve that:
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>   1) the Debian project continues to acknowledge the utility of providing
>      non-free software for it users.
>   2) the Debian project also acknowledges that some developers may be
>      unwilling or unable to explicitly work on non-free software, and
>      holds that this is not and should not be detrimental to their work
>      on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, or their contribution to the
>      Debian project.
>   3) the Debian project considers equating the importance of the "contrib"
>      and "non-free" areas described in the Social Contract with the
>      official Debian GNU/Linux distribution inappropriate.
>   4) noting that the Debian project already distributes various other
>      collections of unofficial packages, the project endorses a move to
>      specifically collect the various other add-on components such as
>      "experimental", "orphaned", "non-free" and "contrib" and to clearly
>      separate these from the "main" collection.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

I second this amendment.

For the entertainment of those who think "This is not really an
amendment", here the first definition of "to amend" from Webster 1913:

     To change or modify in any way for the better; as,
     (a) by simply removing what is erroneous, corrupt,
         superfluous, faulty, and the like;
     (b) by supplying deficiencies;
     (c) by substituting something else in the place of what is
         removed; to rectify.


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