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Re: [DRAFT] resolving DFSG violations

On Tue, 2008-10-21 at 22:31 +0200, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> 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).

Right.  We don't put them in Debian.  If the kernel team would do what
#5 says, I'd be happy, but so far, they are refusing.

> 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."

Right.  Nothing here says that the "needs of our users" take priority
over "the free software community".  

But it *does* say that "releasing in a quick way" takes a back seat.


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