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Re: new proposal: free and and non-free installers with SC change

Le mercredi, 14 septembre 2022, 17.00:26 h CEST Holger Levsen a écrit :
> -----------------------------------------------------
> Proposal F
> This ballot option supersedes the Debian Social Contract (a foundation
> document) under point 4.1.5 of the constitution and thus requires a 3:1
> majority.
> The Debian Social Contract is replaced with a new version that is identical
> to the current version in all respects except that it adds the following
> sentence to the end of point 5:
>     The Debian official media may include firmware that is otherwise not
>     part of the Debian system to enable use of Debian with hardware that
>     requires such firmware.
> The Debian Project also makes the following statement on an issue of the
> day:
> We will include non-free firmware packages from the "non-free-firmware"
> section of the Debian archive on our official media (installer images and
> live images). The included firmware binaries will normally be enabled by
> default where the system determines that they are required, but where
> possible we will include ways for users to disable this at boot (boot menu
> option, kernel command line etc.).
> When the installer/live system is running we will provide information to the
> user about what firmware has been loaded (both free and non-free), and we
> will also store that information on the target system such that users will
> be able to find it later. Where non-free firmware is found to be necessary,
> the target system will also be configured to use the non-free-firmware
> component by default in the apt sources.list file. Our users should receive
> security updates and important fixes to firmware binaries just like any
> other installed software.
> We will publish these images as official Debian media, alongside the current
> media sets that do not include non-free firmware packages.
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Seconded; thanks Holger!


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