[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: [Proposal] Updating the Social Contract

Raul Miller <moth@debian.org> wrote, in http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2004/debian-vote-200401/msg01122.html:
  5. Programs That Don't Meet Our Free-Software Standards

     We acknowledge that some of our users require the use of programs
Should be "programs and other software". Software is a broader class than programs and this should be made abundantly clear.

     that don't conform to the Debian Free Software Guidelines. We
     have created "contrib" and "non-free" areas in our FTP archive for
Shouldn't require that it be in a FTP archive.  "in our archive" is better.

     software which satisfies our Free Redistribution guideline but not
     all our other guidelines.  The software in these directories is an
     optional supplement to the Debian OS which is available from the
     "main" are of our FTP archive.  Thus, although non-free software
"of our archive"

     isn't the point of Debian, we support its use, and we provide
     infrastructure (such as our bug-tracking system and mailing lists)
     for non-free software packages.

If you think this is a bad idea, please explain what you see that need
to be solved, and suggest how to make it better

Of course, all of these are bugs in the *original* as well, not just in your proposed amended version.

Reply to: