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



I also second this amendment, as it is now clear that it is indeed an
amendment..

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Zephaniah E. Hull..

On Sun, Jun 11, 2000 at 02:05:15AM +0200, Carsten Leonhardt wrote:
> 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.
> 
> 
> leo
> 
> 
> 
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