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Re: Call for seconds: DFSG violations in Lenny



I have previously seconded these proposals, but this is to confirm that
I still second these, with the modifications.

> Option 1 (reaffirm the Social Contract)
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

>    1. We affirm that our Priorities are our users and the free
> software community (Social Contract #4);

>    2. We acknowledge that we promised to deliver a 100% free operating
> system (Social Contract #1);

>    3. Given that we have known for two previous releases that we have
> non-free bits in various parts of Debian, and a lot of progress has
> been made, and we are almost to the point where we can provide a free
> version of the Debian operating system, we will delay the release of
> Lenny until such point that the work to free the operating system is
> complete (to the best of our knowledge as of 1 November 2008).


> Option 2 (allow Lenny to release with proprietary firmware)
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

>    1. We affirm that our Priorities are our users and the free
> software community (Social Contract #4);

>    2. We acknowledge that there is a lot of progress in the kernel
> firmware issue; most of the issues that were outstanding at the time
> of the last stable release have been sorted out. However, new issues
> in the kernel sources have cropped up fairly recently, and these new
> issues have not yet been addressed;

>    3. We assure the community that there will be no regressions in the
> progress made for freedom in the kernel distributed by Debian relative
> to the Etch release in Lenny (to the best of our knowledge as of 1
> November 2008);

>    4. We give priority to the timely release of Lenny over sorting
> every bit out; for this reason, we will treat removal of sourceless
> firmware as a best-effort process, and deliver firmware as part of
> Debian Lenny as long as we are legally allowed to do so.

> (Since this option overrides the SC, I believe it would require 3:1
> majority)


> Option 3 (allow Lenny to release with DFSG violations)
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

>    1. We affirm that our Priorities are our users and the free
> software community (Social Contract #4);

>    2. We acknowledge that there is a lot of progress on DFSG
> compliance issues; however, they are not yet finally sorted out;

>    3. We assure the community that there will be no regressions in the
> progress made for freedom in the packages distributed by Debian
> relative to the Etch release in Lenny (to the best of our knowledge as
> of 1 November 2008);

>    4. We give priority to the timely release of Lenny over sorting
> every bit out; for this reason, we will treat fixing of DFSG
> violations as a best-effort process.

> (Since this option overrides the SC, I believe it would require 3:1
> majority)

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