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Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge

On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 02:56:09PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 25, 2004 at 07:28:11PM -0500, Debian Project Secretary wrote:
> >        At this point, with 244 ballots resulting in 216 votes from
> >  214 developers, "Choice 1: Change the Social Contract [3:1 majority
> >  needed]" has carried the day., with a 4.462:1 majority, well over the
> >  3:1 needed.
> The Social Contract now states:
> ] 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.
> As this is no longer limited to "software", and as this decision was
> made by developers after and during discussion of how we should consider
> non-software content such as documentation and firmware, I don't believe
> I can justify the policy decisions to exempt documentation, firmware,
> or content any longer, as the Social Contract has been amended to cover
> all these areas.
> As such, I can see no way to release sarge without having all these
> things removed from the Debian system -- ie main.

I'm just following up to note that debian-ctte@debian.org does not
forward to the technical committee (and apparently you won't get a
bounce ...). debian-ctte@lists.debian.org is the correct address, so
replies intended for them should go there.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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