Superseded: Non-free Archive Removal
Proposal-0008: Superseded by a GR in 2004
June 7, 2000
John Goerzen [email@example.com]
- Branden Robinson [firstname.lastname@example.org]
- Ben Collins [email@example.com]
- Marcus Brinkmann [Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de]
- Stephen R. Gore [firstname.lastname@example.org]
- Davide G. M. Salvetti [email@example.com]
Resolved: A. That the Debian Social Contract with the Free Software Community be amended as follows: 1. That text of Section 5 be modified to read: "We acknowledge that some of our users require the use of programs that don't conform to the Debian Free Software Guidelines. While we will not distribute such software itself, we have created areas in our archive for packages that help install or otherwise require this software. The software in these areas is not part of the Debian system, although it has been configured for use with Debian." The title of Section 5 shall be modified to read: "We will support users of our system who develop or run non-free software." 2. That Section 1 be amended such that the final sentence reads: "We will neither distribute nor make the system depend upon an item of non-free software." B. That the non-free areas be removed from current Debian archives, and that all packages so placed there in accordance with the definition in Policy section 2.1.4 be removed from the Distribution and archives. The introduction into the Debian Distribution or the Debian archives of any package meeting the non-free definition in Policy section 2.1.4, or failing the Debian Free Software Guidelines, shall be forbidden. C. That the maintainer of the Debian Policy Manual, or an appointee of the Debian Project Leader, be directed to update that manual respective of the changes to the Project and general Project policy detailed in sections A and B above. D. That the maintainers of the Debian archives and website, or an appointee of the Debian Project Leader, be directed to implement the changes to the Debian archives and website to reflect the changes to Debian enacted by the foregoing clauses in this Resolution. E. That the disposition of the non-free areas in historical, released, and frozen Debian Distributions and archives shall be determined per the Debian Constitution.
Seconded accepted by proposer
Seconded awaiting vote
Needing Seconds (none)
Due to the uniqueness of the situation, quorum is yet to be determined
John Goerzen has issued a call for vote on June 29th, 2000. Vote was conducted between October 10th, 2000 and October 24, 2000.
Per section A.5 ("Expiry") of the constitution, both John Goerzen's General Resolution regarding non-free, and Anthony Towns's amendment thereto, have expired. The recent vote was conducted in error, and its ballots are hereby voided and the results have not been tabulated.