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

On Sun, 28 Mar 2021 10:09:48 +0000
Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 10:12:47PM -0500, Michael Lustfield wrote:
> > Choice X:
> > 
> > The Debian Project disapproves of recent and past actions taken by FSF. With
> > regards to the latest action (re-acceptance of RMS to the board), it now
> > chooses to cut ties with the foundation. The Debian Project encourages members
> > impacted by recent actions to sign the open letter.  
> Seconded. (Though I'm not fully sure the forms is correct, but maybe it's
> sufficient?!)

I'm definitely open to improvements.

> And then, what does 'cut ties with the foundation' mean exactly? We certainly
> won't stop shipping stuff where the copyright belongs to the FSF 8-) So probably
> this should be specified a bit more?

My understanding is that there is a financial relationship between Debian and
FSF. I don't know if there are further ties beyond individuals choosing to
continue packaging their software.

Michael Lustfield

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