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Re: Proposal: The DFSG do not require source code for data, including firmware

On Thu, 24 Aug 2006 01:16:42 -0700, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> said: 

> A position statement tells the wider community, not just Debian's
> own developers, Debian's views on a subject.  "Don't worry about
> source code for firmware, no one cares about it" is not a message I
> want to send.  This clause states that we *do* care about source
> code for firmware: we just don't consider it worth the trade-offs to
> *require* such source code as a condition of inclusion in Debian.

        I am afraid that this distinction was too subtle for me in the
 form of the proposal as written.

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