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Re: Political climate of Debian

On Wed, Apr 13, 2005 at 01:07:37PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2005 at 04:44:59AM -0400, Erinn Clark wrote:
> > [NB: If you've been around Debian for a while and/or have contributed to some
> > of these decisions, please read the bottom of the mail before replying.]
> > So, to the relative Debian newbies to the list, I'm curious what your
> > opinon is about:
> > * The impending Social Contract changes
> >   If you're uninformed about these, a basic summary is that last year,
> >   there was a GR (general resolution) which decided to change the SC.
> >   These changes were considered editorial, but once they go into effect,
> >   they will basically change the way Debian deals with non-free "stuff",
> It's my understanding that we were well on our way to changing the way
> Debian deals with non-free "stuff" for sarge+1 before this GR was ever
> brought up for consideration: i.e., the release manager at the time agreed
> that it made sense to hold documentation to the same standard, but did not
> agree that it should be done via GR.

And the GR was never intended to change this. That was purely the
decision of the release manager, with no warning or discussion in

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