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Re: DFSG violations in Lenny: new proposal

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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