[Fsf-Debian] No response?

Paul van der Vlis paul at vandervlis.nl
Tue Aug 7 09:49:51 UTC 2012

Op 07-08-12 09:19, Adam Bolte schreef:
> On Tue, Aug 07, 2012 at 10:05:41AM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
>> Paul van der Vlis <paul at vandervlis.nl> writes:
>>> Op 06-08-12 13:50, Karl Goetz schreef:
>>>> perhaps nonfree.debian.(org|net) could be used.
>>> I don't think that's a good idea.
>>> Debian would still distribute nonfree software.
>> Clint Adams <clint at debian.org> writes:
>>> On Tue, Aug 07, 2012 at 09:00:14AM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
>>>> That's going to happen by the Debian project's social contract. Are
>>>> you proposing that social contract should be broken?
>>> 169 people voted to fix the social contract last time around.
>> Sure. And I'm asking Paul here whether he wants that social contract
>> changed, or something else to happen instead.
> As long as the DSC continues to state that use of non-free packages are
> supported, I'd be very surprised if the FSF would ever add Debian to the free
> distribution list. If this is important to us (and I'm not suggesting anything
> either way), I expect this point on the social contract must be changed.
> In any case, it seems that this will be clarified soon enough.

Good point.

But I think the fact that there is non-free software in contrib and
non-free, is much more important for the FSF. Changing the DSC is not
easy, I expect.

With regards,
Paul van der Vlis.

Paul van der Vlis Linux systeembeheer, Groningen

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