On Tuesday 12 September 2006 05:39, Steve Langasek wrote: > On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 01:47:18AM +0200, Frans Pop wrote: > > The project acknowledges that a lot of progress has been made with > > regard to the removal from the distribution (main) of "software" that > > could be considered non-free given the current wording of the Social > > Contract. However, in some cases for valid reasons, this work is not > > finished and > > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ > > I suggest striking the above phrase, which adds nothing of substance to > the resolution. I can live with that. > > requiring this to be finished before the release of Etch would result > > in a serious delay of the planned release. > > > > There are also indications that a significant group of people within > > the project feels that the current Social Contract does not meet the > > best interests of the project in that the current wording is too > > restrictive and that a limited and conditional inclusion/support of > > some types of "software" should be possible. Example: support for > > loading sourceless firmware during installation. > > This paragraph seems to be speculation about the intent of other people; > I think it would be better to either leave it out, or make it a statement > about the voters' *own* views. No, it is intended as rationale why fundamental further discussion is necessary after Etch. I don't want to make it the voters own view as that would prevent people who are in favor of a restrictive policy from voting the proposal even if they would be willing to allow further discussion. Maybe I should rewrite the para as: | There are also indications that a significant group of people within | the project feels that the current Social Contract does not meet the | best interests of the project in that the current wording is too | restrictive and that a limited and conditional inclusion/support of | some types of "software" should be possible. For example that Debian | should support sourceless firmware on official installation images. | There is sufficient controversy over the definition of software and | what the project can and cannot support that structured further | discussion after the release of Etch is warranted.
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