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

On Tue, May 25, 2004 at 09:38:12PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 01:06:39PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > I propose the following amendment, replacing the entire text of the
> > resolution:
> > 
> > ---
> > The Debian project resolves that it will not compromise on freedom,
> > and will never knowingly issue another release (excluding point
> > updates to stable releases) that contains anything in the 'main' or
> > 'contrib' sections which is not free software according to the DFSG.
> > ---
> I propose the following cosmetic amendments to the above:
> s/project/Project/
> s/to stable releases/& already made at the time this resolution comes
> into force/
> Without the latter amendment, I fear that at some time in the future,
> people will say it's "obvious" that the above permits us to knowingly
> put non-free software back into main via a point update even if we had
> to leave it out for the initial release.

That would only apply if Andrew's proposal overrided the SC, which AFAICS
it doesn't. It isn't implying that we might knowingly release point updates
to stable releases, his wording merely "excludes" that area which is already
covered by SC.

Of course, if you still want this for the sake of clarification I don't object.

Robert Millan

"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."

 -- J.R.R.T., Ainulindale (Silmarillion)

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