General Resolution: Editorial amendments to the social contract
|Proposal and amendment||January, 2004||March, 2004|
|Discussion Period:||Sunday, March 28th, 23:59:59 UTC, 2004||Sunday, April 11th, 23:59:59 UTC, 2004|
|Voting Period||Sunday, April 11th, 23:59:59 UTC, 2004||Sunday, April 25st, 23:59:59 UTC, 2004|
Andrew Suffield [email@example.com]
- Chad C. Walstrom [firstname.lastname@example.org]
- Remi Vanicat [email@example.com]
- Steve Langasek [firstname.lastname@example.org]
- Branden Robinson [email@example.com]
- Jochen Voss [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Expanded explanation of these amendments is available;
the actual text of the GR is:
The Social Contract text shall be replaced with:
1. Debian will remain 100% free We provide the guidelines that we use to determine if a work is "free" in the document entitled "The Debian Free Software Guidelines". We promise that the Debian system and all its components will be free according to these guidelines. We will support people who create or use both free and non-free works on Debian. We will never make the system require the use of a non-free component. 2. We will give back to the free software community When we write new components of the Debian system, we will license them in a manner consistent with the Debian Free Software Guidelines. We will make the best system we can, so that free works will be widely distributed and used. We will communicate things such as bug fixes, improvements and user requests to the "upstream" authors of works included in our system. 3. We will not hide problems We will keep our entire bug report database open for public view at all times. Reports that people file online will promptly become visible to others. 4. Our priorities are our users and free software We will be guided by the needs of our users and the free software community. We will place their interests first in our priorities. We will support the needs of our users for operation in many different kinds of computing environments. We will not object to non-free works that are intended to be used on Debian systems, or attempt to charge a fee to people who create or use such works. We will allow others to create distributions containing both the Debian system and other works, without any fee from us. In furtherance of these goals, we will provide an integrated system of high-quality materials with no legal restrictions that would prevent such uses of the system. 5. Works that do not meet our free software standards 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).
Since this modifies the Social Contract, this requires a 3:1 majority to pass.
With 911 developers, we have:
Current Developer Count = 911 Q ( sqrt(#devel) / 2 ) = 15.0913882727866 K min(5, Q ) = 5 Quorum (3 x Q ) = 45.2741648183597 Option 1 Reached quorum: 174> 45.2741648183597
Data and Statistics
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This proposal requires a 3:1 majority, since it modifies the Social contract, a foundation document.
Option 1 passes Majority. 4.462 (174/39)> 3
The winner is: Option 1
Choice 1: Change the Social Contract [3:1 majority needed]
|Option 1||Option 2|
Option 1 defeats Option 2 by ( 174 - 39) = 135 votes.