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Re: Turning GNU into a bottom-up organization

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: Turning GNU into a bottom-up organization
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 13:50:05 +0200
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Mark Wielaard, le ven. 25 oct. 2019 12:20:11 +0200, a ecrit:
> Right. I think what is being objected to is a GNU Social Contract that
> would contain something like this part of the Debian Social Contract
>    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).
> And I would absolutely agree. That is definitely not something that
> would be acceptable for the GNU Social Contract.

Sure, that's precisely why I previously wrote "I'm not saying the Debian
Social Contract in particular, there are point in there which the GNU
project doesn't agree on ; I am saying a document with the same type of
content: writing down the MUST principles of the project".


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