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

On Tue, Jun 13, 2000 at 01:30:30AM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> writes:
> > On Sat, Jun 10, 2000 at 03:30:04PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> > > What do we need this in a GR for?
> > 
> > To reaffirm the principles you are working to erode.
> Your principles are the support and spreading of non-free software?

Not at all. I refer to the principles stated in the Debian
Social Contract:

    5. Programs That Don't Meet Our Free-Software Standards
       We acknowledge that some of our users require the use of programs
       that don't conform to the Debian Free Software Guidelines. 


    4. Our Priorities are Our Users and Free Software
       We will be guided by the needs of our users and the free-software
       community. We will place their interests first in our priorities.
       We will support the needs of our users for operation in many
       different kinds of computing environment. 

> Just what is wrong with eroding them?

Because they are IMHO good, valuable principles. Obviously you have
no problem with throwing out the social contract on a whim.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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