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Re: Firmware & Social Contract: GR proposal

On 9/6/06, Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it> wrote:
On Sep 06, Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net> wrote:
> There is an absolute ranking in Debian, that *first* we must provide
> 100% free software, and *second* we do whatever we can to help our
> users consistent with the first.
This is just your opinion, not a fact.

I think he has something of a point here.

We have "Debian Free Software Guidelines", we don't have
"Debian User Support Guidelines".  Maybe we should?

We have commitments of degree in the social contract for
software freeness.  The mention of users, in contexts other
than software freedom, is far less extensive.

The implication, to me, is that our "free software commitment"
and our "user commitment" are meant to dovetail.  This implies
that discussions of either which slight the other might be
missing the point.


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