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Re: [PROPOSAL] Final consensual proposal for the problematic firmware issue in the linux kernel sources.

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:

> On Sat, 7 Oct 2006 06:49:17 +0200, Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> 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
>  DFSG. 
>         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.

Regards, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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