Re: An ammendment (Re: Formal CFV: General Resolution to Abolish Non-Free)
Hamish Moffatt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > 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.
My proposal does not violate that.
> 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.
Nor does it violate that.
> > 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.
My proposal does not throw out the social contract. It strengthens
it. I fail to see how you can call supporting and spreading non-free
software "good, valuable principles." There is no logical or ethical
basis for such a statement.