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Re: DFSG violations in Lenny: new proposal

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I second Manoj's proposal as quoted below.



> ,----[ 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. 
> `----
>         This is just proposal 2 + the last clause of item 4. I am
>  formally proposing this as an amendment, either to replace proposal 2;
>  or as a formal alternative in its own right, and I am asking for
>  seconds. 
>         manoj

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