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Re: Proposal: Keep non-free

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Anthony towns wrote:
> I propose that the Debian project resolve that:
> ======================================================================
> Acknowledging that some of our users continue to require the use of
> programs that don't conform to the Debian Free Software Guidelines, we
> reaffirm our commitment to providing the contrib and non-free areas in
> our archive for packaged versions of such software, and to providing the
> use of our infrastructure (such as our bug-tracking system and mailing
> lists) to help with the maintenance of non-free software packages.
> ======================================================================
> It is my belief that continuing to provide such support does not require
> any changes to our social contract, and that consequently the project may
> resolve the above by simple majority.
> It is my belief that this proposal is best considered as an amendment to
> Andrew Suffield's proposal so that the two alternatives may be considered
> concurrently on a single ballot, under sections A.1(D&A).3 and A.3.1.
> I would obviously appreciate seconds for the above resolution.

I firmly believe that keeping non-free and contrib until such time as ALL of
the needs of our users can be met from main is a good thing.

I second this proposal.

(hope the signing here works, I've written this in a text editor, signed it
with gpg, then pasted the result to the webmail I use for reading mail.  If
the sig comes out wrong, please let me know and I'll come up with a better
way to sign it)

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Stephen Stafford

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