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Re: Firmware & Social Contract: GR proposal



I voted against the SC change back in 2004, and I haven't changed my
mind.  I second the proposal quoted below.

> ----
> The Debian Project resolves that:

>     (a) The Social Contract shall be reverted to its original form,
>         as at http://www.debian.org/social_contract.1.0

>     (b) The term "software" as used in the Social Contract shall be
>         presumed only to cover programs, scripts, libraries and similar
>         executable works to be executed directly as part of the Debian
>         System.

>     (c) In addition to the commitments made in the Social Contract,
>         the Debian System shall only include documentation, images,
>         sounds, video, fonts and similar works that meet the Debian
>         Free Software Guidelines, and are available in some reasonably
>         modifiable form.

>     (d) Notwithstanding the above, the Debian Free Software Guidelines
>         shall not be applied to logos, firmware or the text of copyright
>         licenses that may be included in the Debian System.

>     (e) Following the release of etch, the Debian Project Leader shall:
>           i.   ensure that the Debian community has a good understanding
>                of the technical and legal issues that prevent the Debian
>                Free Software Guidelines from being applied to logos and
>                firmware in a manner that meets the needs of our users;
>           ii.  ensure that project resources are made available to
>                people working on addressing those issues;
>           iii. provide a report to the Debian community on progress achieved
>                in these areas at DebConf 7 in Edinburgh.

>     (f) Following the release of etch, the Debian Project as a whole shall
>         reopen the question of which commitments should be codified in the
>         project's Social Contract. This shall including both an online
>         consultation with Debian users, Debian derivatives and the free
>         software community, and a public in-person discussion and debate
>         at DebConf 7 in Edinburgh in honour of the 10th anniversary of
>         the original publication of the Social Contract on the 4th
>         of July 1997.
> ----

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