Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey

On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 12:37 PM, Luis Villa <luis tieguy org> 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.

It has been pointed out that in fact it has been written down:

and in fact I think I probably helped write it down; I'm looking
through my email to see when we had that discussion, but I'm pretty
sure that when we wrote it it was so non-controversial that it was not
discussed very much, so it won't leave much trail in my inbox.


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