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Re: General resolution: ratify https://github.com/rms-open-letter/rms-open-letter.github.io

Jonas Smedegaard <jonas@jones.dk> writes:

> Quoting Sruthi Chandran (2021-03-25 18:29:32)
>> On March 25, 2021 2:24:16 AM GMT+05:30, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
>> >Under 4.1.5 of the Constitution, the developers by way of GR are the 
>> >body who has the power to issue nontechnical statements.
>> >
>> >https://github.com/rms-open-letter/rms-open-letter.github.io/blob/main/index.md 
>> >is a statement which I believe Debian as a project, and not just 
>> >individual Debian developers, should consider signing on to.
>> >
>> >This is a proposal for Debian to sign on to the statement, by 
>> >adopting the text from that open letter via GR.
>> >
>> I have an alternate suggestion. Instead of signing the said letter, 
>> Debian can issue a position statement similar to the one released by 
>> FSF Europe. [1]
>> Will share the amended text if this idea has supporters.
>>  [1] https://fsfe.org/news/2021/news-20210324-01.html
> I would support a position letter similar to that of FSF Europe, and 
> appreciate if you could draft that, Sruthi.


I have big reservations about the original letter, but find the FSF
Europe one much more appropriate.

 -- Gard

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