Re: Formal CFV: General Resolution to Abolish Non-Free
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On 7 Jun 2000, John Goerzen wrote:
> Debian General Resolution
> A. That the Debian Social Contract with the Free Software Community be
> amended as follows:
> 1. That text of Section 5 be modified to read: "We acknowledge that
> some of our users require the use of programs that don't conform to
> the Debian Free Software Guidelines. While we will not distribute
> such software itself, we have created areas in our archive for
> packages that help install or otherwise requre this software. The
> software in these areas is not part of the Debian system, although
> it has been configured for use with Debian." The title of
> Section 5 shall be modified to read: "We will support users of our
> system who develop or run non-free software."
> 2. That Section 1 be amended such that the final sentence reads: "We
> will neither distribute nor make the system depend upon an item of
> non-free software."
I've been asked to repeat my sponsorship in debian-vote, so here it is again:
I sponsor this resolution.
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