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Re: Firmware & Social Contract: GR proposal

Anthony Towns <leader@debian.org> writes:

> On Wed, Sep 06, 2006 at 10:21:18AM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
>> We could have met those expectations of the d-i and kernel teams had
>> taken the issue seriously before now.  Their failure to do so does not
>> translate to an emergency on my or Debian's part.
> The failure to do this is no more the responsibility of the d-i or
> kernel teams than it is yours or mine. They are volunteers, just as you
> or I are, and they have no more responsibility to work on anything they
> choose not to do so, than you are personally responsible for ensuring
> Debian meets its commitment of providing a non-free area in its archive
> and supporting users who need the software there.

I agree completely.  

So does this work for me too?  Can I go and stash non-free stuff in my
packages, and if others complain, simply raise a stink and insist that
nobody has the right to order me to remove it?


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