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Re: Amendment: special exception for firmware because of technical limitations



On Sat, Aug 26, 2006 at 11:37:20AM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> I propose the following amendment to Steve's proposal.
> 
> > THE DEBIAN PROJECT therefore,
> > 
> >         1. reaffirms its dedication to providing a 100% free system to our
> > users according to our Social Contract and the DFSG; and
> > 
> >         2. encourages authors of all works to make those works available not
> > only under licenses that permit modification, but also in forms that make
> > such modifications practical; and
> > 
> >         3. supports the decision of the Release Team to require works such as
> > images, video, and fonts to be licensed in compliance with the DFSG without
> > requiring source code for these works under DFSG #2; and
> 
> 	4. determines that as a special exception to DFSG #2, the source code
> for device firmwares contained in the kernel packages will not be
> required as long as there are no other technical means to install and
> run the Debian system on these devices.

Seconded.

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