[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Changing how we handle non-free firmware

On Tue, 23 Aug 2022 at 10:39:57 +0200, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> ==================
> We continue to stand by the spirit of the Debian Social Contract §1
> which says:
> Debian will remain 100% free
> We provide the guidelines that we use to determine if a work is
> "free" in the document entitled "The Debian Free Software
> Guidelines". We promise that the Debian system and all its components
> will be free according to these guidelines. We will support people
> who create or use both free and non-free works on Debian. We will
> never make the system require the use of a non-free component.
> Therefor we will not include any non-free software in Debian, nor in the
> main archive or installer/live/cloud or other official images, and will
> not enable anything from non-free or contrib by default.
> We also continue to stand by the spirit of the Debian Social Contract §5
> which says:
> Works that do not meet our free software standards
> We acknowledge that some of our users require the use of works that
> do not conform to the Debian Free Software Guidelines. We have
> created "contrib" and "non-free" areas in our archive for these
> works. The packages in these areas are not part of the Debian system,
> although they have been configured for use with Debian. We encourage
> CD manufacturers to read the licenses of the packages in these areas
> and determine if they can distribute the packages on their CDs. Thus,
> although non-free works are not a part of Debian, we support their
> use and provide infrastructure for non-free packages (such as our bug
> tracking system and mailing lists).
> Thereby re-inforcing the interpretation that any installer or image with
> non-free software on it is not part of the Debian system, but that we
> support their use and welcome others to distribute such work.
> ==================



Attachment: signature.asc
Description: PGP signature

Reply to: