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Re: [DRAFT] resolving DFSG violations

Robert Millan a écrit :
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 08:36:03PM +0200, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
>> | 4. Our priorities are our users and free software 
>> | We will be guided by *the needs of our users* and the free software
>> | community. We will place their interests *first in our priorities*. We
>> | will support the needs of our users for operation in many different
>> | kinds of computing environments. [...]
>> Dropping support for already supported hardware more likely violate 
>> SC#4. Moving the firmware to /lib/firmware/ doesn't.
> Which means that as per SC #4 you're welcome to package those firmware blobs
> and provide them in the non-free repository.

That's exactly what I meant, instead of simply dropping support of
hardware, as you suggested a few times in this thread.

> Which, as per #1, is not part of Debian.  What you're arguing is that #4 is
> supposed to not only contradict #1, but additionally that this contradiction
> implies that #1 is void.

I knew I haven't quote enough parts of DFSG:

5. Works that do not meet our free software standards

We acknowledge that some of our users require the use of works that do
not conform to the Debian Free Software Guidelines. We have created
contrib and non-free areas in our archive for these works. The packages
in these areas are not part of the Debian system, although they have
been configured for use with Debian. We encourage CD manufacturers to
read the licenses of the packages in these areas and determine if they
can distribute the packages on their CDs. Thus, although non-free works
are not a part of Debian, we support their use and provide
infrastructure for non-free packages (such as our bug tracking system
and mailing lists).

And remember: "We will be guided by the needs of our users and the free
software community. We will place their interests first in our priorities."

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