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Re: Draft vote on constitutional issues

Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-05-12 at 17:06 +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
>> I think this is the core of the disagreement. I do not call it a
>> temporary override of a foundation document; I call it a temporary
>> practical consensus between "the needs of our users" and "the needs of
>> the free software community".
> I don't understand.
> Either Social Contract section one and the DFSG prohibit the
> distribution of a non-free blob in the release, or they do not.

This 'in the release' is bogus, I guess you mean in 'main'?

> If they prohibit it, then it is an override to distribute
> notwithstanding the prohibition.
> If they do not prohibit it, then no resolution is necessary.
> You seem to say an inconsistent thing: that they do prohibit it, and we
> can avoid that prohibition by calling it a "practical consensus" instead
> of an "override".  Surely, however, it is the effect that matters, and
> not the label you give it.

Well that's the thing with goals, they are not strict rules, but we do
try to reach them (though not at all cost) ...



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