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Re: call for seconds: on firmware

On Sun, Nov 16 2008, Pierre Habouzit wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 06:04:32PM +0000, Josselin Mouette wrote:
>> First of all, please stop the obnoxious cross-posting. It makes the
>> threads unreadable anyway.
>> (If you could stop the condescending and pedantic tone, that would help
>> as well, but I guess that would be asking too much of you.)
>> Le dimanche 16 novembre 2008 à 11:34 -0600, Manoj Srivastava a écrit :
>> >         So, really, we cannot release programs (firmware) in main
>> >  without source code just because a few delegates think we should.
>> So another delegate (the secretary) should make the decision instead?
> I believe the sense of the vote is to clarify the DFSG and that there is
> no consensus on the matter. We could decide a 3:1 majority to say that
> firmwares are subject to the DFSG _as well_ as for saying that the
> firmwares are _not_ subject to the DFSG.

        The SC is pretty clear about everything in the Debian system
 (which includes  image .debs) should be  100% free. Not  just things in
 the Debian system that run on a host CPU (what is that, anyway) are

        How we define free is the DFSG. So, since everything in the
 Debian system is free, everything must pass the DFSG. There is no
 ambiguity here.

By golly, I'm beginning to think Linux really *is* the best thing since
sliced bread. -- Vance Petree, Virginia Power
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>  
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