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Re: Amendment of Proposal - Deferment of Changes from GR 2004-003



Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> wrote:

> I propose this amendment replacing my previous one:
>
>   Points 1. and 2. above are removed and replaced with:
>
>   1. that the following text be appended to the first clause of the
>   Social Contract:
>
>     We apologize that the current state of some of our documentation and
>     kernel drivers with binary-only firmware does not live up to this
>     part of our Social Contract. While Debian 3.1 (codenamed sarge) will
>     not meet this standard in those areas, we promise to rectify this in
>     the following release.
>
>   The first clause of the Social Contract as amended will read as
>   follows:
>
>     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.
>
>     We apologize that the current state of some of our documentation and
>     kernel drivers with binary-only firmware does not live up to this
>     part of our Social Contract. While Debian 3.1 (codenamed sarge) will
>     not meet this standard in those areas, we promise to rectify this in
>     the next full release.
>
>   2. that the paragraph added to the Social Contract by this Resolution
>   shall be removed from the Social Contract upon the next full release
>   of Debian after Debian 3.1 (codenamed sarge), without further cause
>   for deliberation.

Previously I argued for a GR-only resolution that wouldn't touch the
Social Contract, because I didn't like the necessity of a voting again
to get rid of it. Since the solution to that problem that Colin proposes
here seems very nice and clean to me, 

I second that.

Regards, Frank
-- 
Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie

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