[Fsf-Debian] Who gets to say what the definition of “Debian” is?

Michael Gilbert mgilbert at debian.org
Sun Aug 5 02:51:23 UTC 2012

On Sat, Aug 4, 2012 at 10:24 PM, Bryan Baldwin wrote:
> There is no confusion here. The difference between Debian and the
> Debian Project is completely immaterial to either being considered
> freedom respecting.
> Debian "the system", allegedly 100% free

Actually, only Debian "main" is intended to be 100% dfsg-free
software.  The entire composition of Debian "the system" is up to
individual users/developers/volunteers and how they choose to compose
their particular parts of the whole.  Imposing a singular objective on
users'/developers' rights to make self-actualized decisions on "their
own system" is ultimately an inhibitor to freedom, and well
counter-productive to your own self-actualized pursuit of your own
vision of freedom.


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