On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 12:21:21PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote: > > ,----[ Proposal 5: allow Lenny to release with firmware blobs ] > | 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, and the > | firmware is distributed upstream under a license that complies > | with the DFSG. > `---- I second this as an alternative in its own right (but not as an ammendment to proposal 2). -- Robert Millan The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."
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