Re: [PROPOSAL] Final consensual proposal for the problematic firmware issue in the linux kernel sources.
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Oct 2006 06:49:17 +0200, Sven Luther <email@example.com> said:
>> 4. We allow inclusion of such firmware into Debian Etch, even if
>> their license does not normally allow modification, as long as
>> we are legally allowed to distribute them.
> This clause is a violation of the DFSG, being able to modify
> whatever we ship (apart from license texts) is a core part of what
> free software is. Electing not to apply the DFSG violates the SC,
> which says everything we produce would be free according to the
> No matter how you look at it, this proposal supersedes either
> the DFSG or the SC, or both, even though it does so only
> temporarily -- and superseding a foundation document requires a 3:1
> super majority.
> I suggest eliminating this clause.
Or voting for this clause with 3:1 majority.
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)