Re: Q to all candidates: dropping SC §5
Le 2015-03-16 08:59, Stefano Zacchiroli a écrit :
On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 09:31:03AM +0100, Gergely Nagy wrote:
So, the only way I could see the drop of SC §5 as a worthwhile goal,
is if we also removed non-free (and possibly contrib) too.
I respect this point of view, even though I disagree with it: I think
is desirable to drop SC §5, without (at least at the same time)
contrib/non-free from our infrastructure.
Can you elaborate on why dropping §5 is desirable for us? As currently
worded, Debian acknowledges the existence of this area and even says
it doesn't meet our free software standards. It also explains that
from the non-free or contrib areas are not part of the Debian system.
I can understand that some people or organizations are not happy with
fact that we provide non-free software integrated into Debian... but is
hiding it in a (documented) repository area will make things better?
As explained elsewhere, this enables some of ours users  to use our
based on free software and a little part that is non-free. Which is a
compromise, since the existence of non-free area and having packages
correctly maintained made possible to run Debian at all. It takes users
explicitly install those non-free bits though and it is not automatic
should remain as such). This increases their level of awareness wrt
works... which is a good thing (somehow).
Also, you explained that packages in non-free or contrib areas are
on a best-effort basis. How is this different from main?