Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey
- From: Shaun McCance <shaunm gnome org>
- To: Luis Villa <luis tieguy org>
- Cc: Ciaran O'Riordan <ciaran member fsf org>, foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey
- Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 14:48:32 -0600
On Sun, 2010-01-17 at 12:37 -0800, Luis Villa wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 12:31 PM, Lefty (石鏡 ) <lefty shugendo org> wrote:
> > On 1/17/10 6:52 AM, "Ciaran O'Riordan" <ciaran member fsf org> wrote:
> >> GNOME has a policy (written or not) that prohibits importing non-free
> > software
> >> into its repositories.
> > I'm not personally aware of a written policy to this effect. If there's an
> > "unwritten policy", I'd encourage the Board to write it down in clear and
> > explicit terms and get it agreed to by the membership, since there's not
> > necessarily any actual common understanding of what such a policy "says" or
> > means, if that's the case.
> To the best of my knowledge, that policy has never been written down.
> That is because there is and always has been a very, very, very clear
> and common understanding that this is the policy. It takes almost
> willful ignorance of our history, culture and policy to suggest
Perhaps less official because it's just on the wiki, but:
"The project must be free/open source software."
But yes, Luis, I wholly agree with you. I can't imagine why
anybody would ever think it's OK to host non-free software
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