Re: Questions to Candidates
email@example.com (Jordi Mallach) writes:
> Again, what is your stand about non-free & Debian?
I'm satisfied with the current situation.
I am pleased that advances in Open Source web browsers are reducing the
number of Debian users who feel they have an absolute need for software from
non-free. Bill Geddes and I came up with the 'vrms' package as a way of
helping our users make *conscious* decisions about having non-free packages
on their systems, and I encourage folks to review their dependencies on
non-free packages periodically as more and more Open Source solutions become
available to meet their needs. But I have no philosophical problem with
non-free existing, and I think the current implementation is a good balance
between meeting the needs of our users, and maintaining our strong focus on
> Would you push to get a final answer on that debate?
No, I feel no need to reopen the debate.
> What would you do to solve the ambiguities that were found in our
> Constitution during that debate?
I believe we are adequately served by our Constitution and Social Contract
as they stand. If others disagree, I will support actions within our defined
processes to resolve the issues... but I would strongly prefer to focus my
energy on activities with greater potential benefit to Debian and our users.