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Re: Questions to candidates - Debian/FSF discussions

* MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com> [2004-03-04 10:15]:
> Additionally, I asked how much longer you think this discussion
> should be given before taking further action. For example, is
> tagging FDL-caused bugs <release>-ignore for the next four years
> acceptable?

In July last year, I was asked by some members of the FSF to give them
more time, and not to remove the documents because this would make it
harder to them to argue their case.  Based on this, I decided for GFDL
related bugs to be handled as "sarge-ignore".

> I'm concerned that publicly ignoring these bugs weakens the ability
> of Debian's representatives to FSF and -legal in general to seek
> licence fixes that help us to fulfil our social contract.

> Do you share that concern?

Yes, we certainly cannot ignore these bugs infinitely.  However, I
think we should give the FSF a chance to resolve this issue.  Back In
July, I thought the issue would be resolved much quicker - but I also
thought Sarge would release much earlier.  To answer your question: I
think we should wait until after the release of Sarge, and then again
evaluate the situation.  If at that point they are still truly working
on resolving the issue, I think we can give them _some_ more time.  If
not, it's time to remove the documents.  Again, Don asked Eben for a
status report yesterday, and I hope to get an rough answer of where
they are.

Martin Michlmayr

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