Re: Firmware & Social Contract: GR proposal
* Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2006-09-05 09:49]:
> 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
> (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.
I fully and wholeheartly oppose this proposal!
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