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Re: call for seconds: on firmware



Martin Wuertele <maxx@debian.org> writes:

> * Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.fi> [2008-11-17 19:31]:
> > It is my opinion that releasing lenny with known DFSG violations
> > is a violation of the Social Contract, on the part of the project
> > as a whole, regardless of which individuals are making the
> > decisions.
> 
> Did you ever read SC #4? It's a violation of the SC to not provide
> our users with a usable system.

The Debian system we provide is usable. There may be devices which are
not yet operable with Debian, but that doesn't mean Debian stops being
usable on the myriad other devices already supported.

Are you advocating an interpretation that SC §4 is only satisfied by
providing an operating system that is usable with every single device
that exists at a given point in time?

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 \            “Madness is rare in individuals, but in groups, parties, |
  `\            nations and ages it is the rule.” —Friedrich Nietzsche |
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Ben Finney


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