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Re: Splitting out Choice #1 from vote_004

Hi Don,

On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 08:11:58PM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Sep 2006, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > As far as placing it or not placing it on a separate ballot, it
> > would be nice to have it separate, as it deals with clarifying the
> > firmware problem before exceptions are granted, but I don't have any
> > objections to it being on the same ballot as the other options. [In
> > case of a split, I would expect the clarification option to be
> > overridden to the extent necessary by the other options; either by
> > being voted on slightly before or by a specific amendment saying
> > such.]

> After some discussion on IRC, I believe that splitting out Choice #1
> (DFSG #2 applies to all programmatic works) from the rest of the
> options is a proper course of action.

> This is primarily because it was never intended to deal with affirming
> or vacating decisions about exceptions for firmware for the purpose of
> releasing etch, but only to clarify what the DFSG says in regards to
> the source code requirements for works, and what Debian should be
> doing about source for works in general, both those that we distribute
> and those we do not.

And with my original proposal withdrawn, is it still your opinion that this
resolution warrants a vote of its own?

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