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

Sruthi Chandran <srud@disroot.org> writes:

> 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'm comfortable with Debian signing the original letter, but as an
organizational statement, I think I like this one somewhat better.  I
think an organization should try to express what that organization itself
is going to do, and this seems clearer on that point.  (Personal
statements are a bit different.)

The EFF statement is also worth reviewing:


but I think Debian's relationship with the FSF is closer to that of FSFE
than the EFF, so their statement feels a bit more on point for us.

Thank you for raising this, Sruthi!  I hadn't seen the FSFE's statement
before your message.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)              <https://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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