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Re: RFD: amendment of Debian Social Contract

On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 04:33:04AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 01:01:47PM +0100, Peter Makholm wrote:
> > I support Branden's proposal but I don't support the removal of
> > non-free. 
> Branden's proposal has the first clause read:
> 	Debian Will Remain 100% Free
> 	We promise to preserve your right to freely use, modify and
> 	distribute Debian operating system distributions. [...] Every
> 	work contained in our distributions will satisfy those guidelines.
> 	[...]
> and removes any counterbalancing mention of distributing non-free software
> as well.
> How do you square Debian continuing to distribute non-free software with
> our promise to remain "100% free", and the promise that "every work in
> our distributions will satisfy [the DFSG]"?

But wait: doesn't Debian currently distribute non-free software? And
don't we currently promise to remain "100% free software"? How do you
square that?


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