CFV: Non-free archive removal
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The requisite discussion period having been entertained, I therefore
formally call for a vote on this topic, on the Resolution which I
originally posted on June 7, 2000, a copy of which is included below.
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
B. That the non-free areas be removed from current Debian archives,
and that all packages so placed there in accordance with the
definition in Policy section 2.1.4 be removed from the Distribution
and archives. The introduction into the Debian Distribution or the
Debian archives of any package meeting the non-free definition in
Policy section 2.1.4, or failing the Debian Free Software Guidelines,
shall be forbidden.
C. That the maintainer of the Debian Policy Manual, or an appointee of
the Debian Project Leader, be directed to update that manual
respective of the changes to the Project and general Project policy
detailed in sections A and B above.
D. That the maintainers of the Debian archives and website, or an
appointee of the Debian Project Leader, be directed to implement the
changes to the Debian archives and website to reflect the changes to
Debian enacted by the foregoing clauses in this Resolution.
E. That the disposition of the non-free areas in historical, released,
and frozen Debian Distrubutions and archives shall be determined per
the Debian Constitution.
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