Re: GR status
On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 22:29:12 +0000, MJ Ray <email@example.com> said:
> On 2004-02-25 21:02:20 +0000 Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> The way I see it, these are mutually exclusive proposals.
> Are you basing that on anything you put on
> http://www.debian.org/vote/2004/vote_002 as "The actual text of the
Hmm. Lets see. First, including context that you elided:
>> The way I see it, these are mutually exclusive proposals. So,
>> either we get Andrews proposal, that throws out non-free from the
>> social contract, and the next release shall not have a corresponding
>> non free section;
From the web page:
The next release of Debian will not be accompanied by a non-free
section; there will be no more stable releases of the non-free
section. The Debian project will cease active support of the
non-free section. Clause 5 of the social contract is repealed.
>> or we get AJ's version which shall not change the
>> social contract, and reaffirm the developers intent of retaining the
>> non-free sections.
From the web page:
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.
Yes, I did get that from the web page. Coomon sense seems to
indicate that we can either cease active support of the non-free
section (editing the SC as needed), or we can reaffirm our commitment
to non-free and continue to provide it.
>> It did seem clear to me that the proposals were diametrically
>> opposed to each other.
> As it does to me. That is why I think it useless, too.
I fail to see how you could arrive at that illogical
conclusion, but hey.
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