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Re: Second Call for Votes: General resolution - Editorial changes to the Social Contract

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[ Monday 19 April 2004 18.44 ]
| Hi,
|         At the midpoint of this vote, there have been 99 unique
|  voters who have exercised their franchise (the non free GR had 303
|  voters by this point)
| 	manoj
|      Voting starts on          Sunday, April 11th, 23:59:59 UTC, 2004
|      Votes must be received by Sunday, April 25st, 23:59:59 UTC, 2004
| The following ballot is for voting on a General Resolution to add
| editorial changes to the Social Contract.  The vote is being conducted
| in accordance with the policy delineated in Section A, Standard
| Resolution Procedure, of the Debian Constitution.
| The details of the general resolution can also be found at:
| http://www.debian.org/vote/2004/vote_003
| Do not erase anything between the lines below and do not change the
| choice names.
| In the brackets next to your most preferred choice, place a 1. Place a
| 2 in the brackets next to your next most preferred choice. Do not
| enter a number smaller than 1 or larger than 2. You may rank options
| equally (as long as all choices X you make fall in the range 1<= X <= 2).
| To vote "no, no matter what" rank "Further Discussion" as more
| desirable than the unacceptable choices, or you may rank the "Further
| Discussion" choice, and leave choices you consider unacceptable
| blank. Unranked choices are considered equally least desired choices,
| and ranked below all ranked choices. (Note: if the "Further
| Discussion" choice is unranked, then it is equal to all other unranked
| choices, if any -- no special consideration is given to the "Further
| Discussion" choice by the voting software).
| Then mail the ballot to gr_editorial@vote.debian.org.
| Don't worry about spacing of the columns or any quote characters (">")
| that your reply inserts. NOTE: The vote must be GPG signed (or PGP
| signed) with your key that is in the Debian keyring. Do _NOT_ encrypt
| your ballot; the voting mechanism shall not be able to decrypt your
| message.
| -=-=-=-=-=- Don't Delete Anything Between These Lines =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
| [ 1 ] Choice 1: Change the Social Contract [3:1 majority needed]
| [ 2 ] Choice 2: Further Discussion
| -=-=-=-=-=- Don't Delete Anything Between These Lines =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
| The full text of the GR is:
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------
| The Social Contract text shall be replaced with:
| 1. Debian will remain 100% free
| We provide the guidelines that we use to determine if a work is "free"
| in the document entitled "The Debian Free Software Guidelines". We
| promise that the Debian system and all its components will be free
| according to these guidelines. We will support people who create or
| use both free and non-free works on Debian. We will never make the
| system require the use of a non-free component.
| 2. We will give back to the free software community
| When we write new components of the Debian system, we will license
| them in a manner consistent with the Debian Free Software Guidelines.
| We will make the best system we can, so that free works will be widely
| distributed and used.  We will communicate things such as bug fixes,
| improvements and user requests to the "upstream" authors of works
| included in our system.
| 3. We will not hide problems
| We will keep our entire bug report database open for public view at
| all times. Reports that people file online will promptly become visible
| to others.
| 4. Our priorities are our users and free software
| We will be guided by the needs of our users and the free software
| community. We will place their interests first in our priorities. We
| will support the needs of our users for operation in many different
| kinds of computing environments. We will not object to non-free works
| that are intended to be used on Debian systems, or attempt to charge a
| fee to people who create or use such works. We will allow others to
| create distributions containing both the Debian system and other
| works, without any fee from us. In furtherance of these goals, we will
| provide an integrated system of high-quality materials with no legal
| restrictions that would prevent such uses of the system.
| 5. Works that do not meet our free software standards
| We acknowledge that some of our users require the use of works that do
| not conform to the Debian Free Software Guidelines. We have created
| "contrib" and "non-free" areas in our archive for these works. The
| packages in these areas are not part of the Debian system, although
| they have been configured for use with Debian. We encourage CD
| manufacturers to read the licenses of the packages in these areas and
| determine if they can distribute the packages on their CDs. Thus,
| although non-free works are not a part of Debian, we support their use
| and provide infrastructure for non-free packages (such as our bug
| tracking system and mailing lists).
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------
| Since this modifies the Social Contract, this requires a 3:1 majority
| to pass.
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------
| The responses to a valid vote shall be signed by the vote key created
| for this vote. The public key for the vote, signed by the Project
| secretary, is appended below.
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------
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| --
| By a careful cultural design, we control not the final behavior, but
| the inclination to behave--the motives, the desires, the wishes ... we
| increase the feeling of freedom.  -- B. F. Skinner
| Debian Project Secretary <secretary@debian.org>
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