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Re: Firmware & Social Contract: GR proposal

Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> writes:

> Following the social contract change, we have been able to remove most
> of non-free stuff from the distribution, especially documentation. It
> wasn't easy and we couldn't make it in time for sarge, but we can make
> it in time for etch. For etch, we have the remaining firmware issue. And
> just because we can't meet our expectations for firmwares, we should
> abandon them all?

For me the key question is whether the d-i team is actually doing the
work or not.  Are they?  If the answer is "yes", then I might vote for
a delay.  If the answer is "no", then I see no reason that a delay
will change things.

> First, it is a fact that we are going to release etch with non-free
> firmwares. There is no decision to make here, it is too late. Those
> polls are only a means to legitimate this fact in a political way, by
> making it looking as a decision.

Really?  I'm flabbergasted.  So I can just put whatever nonfree code I
want into a package, and boom, it gets into etch?  Because our
principles do not control our actions?


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