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Re: Proposal: Apologize for releasing etch with sourceless/non-free firmware

On Fri, Aug 25, 2006 at 11:03:47AM +0100, Daniel Ruoso wrote:
> I propose the following option to the GR:
> The Debian Project reaffirms its commitment of providing a 100% free
> operating system, and reaffirms the decisions taken by GR 2004-03, but
> some technical issues regarding firmware couldn't be solved in the
> timeframe to release etch, and, therefore, the next Debian release,
> codename etch, will still contain sourceless/non-free firmwares. The
> Debian Project apologize for this, and will continue to work on finding
> a way to solve this issue.

I hereby second this proposal.

However, I am not happy into assuming _now_ that etch will contain
sourceless/non-free firmwares. Debian release are supposed to happen
"when it's ready" after all, so I will propose another ballot option.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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