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Re: Firmware & Social Contract: GR proposal

Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> writes:
> In my opinion, a project like Debian is never ready, and never perfect.
> Everybody knows that we are not meeting the freedom goals in the SC to
> 100% (as well as other goals)[1].  But I do not see this as a failure,
> rather as a challenge.  So why not try to explain this to the people,
> instead of lowering our standards?  We don't lower our standards with
> respect to software quality or security support, either, even if we do
> miss our goals.

I think the question aj is asking is should the SC be a requirement or
an ideal. If it is a requirement, then we cannot release etch if we
fail to reach it. If it is an ideal, then we can release etch saying
that we are still behind our ideal in some respects.

I think the SC is a requirement and if we knowingly continue to break
it, it sends a bad message to our users.

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