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Handling source-less firmware in the Linux kernel

The vote is over: Results for General Resolution: Handling source-less firmware in the Linux kernel
Quote:

Hi,

The resolution that passed is:

,—-[ Release Etch even with kernel firmware issues ]
| 1. We affirm that our Priorities are our users and the free software
| community (Social Contract #4);
|
| 2. We acknowledge that there is a lot of progress in the kernel
| firmware issue; however, it is not yet finally sorted out;
|
| 3. We assure the community that there will be no regressions in the
| progress made for freedom in the kernel distributed by Debian
| relative to the Sarge release in Etch
|
| 4. We give priority to the timely release of Etch over sorting every
| bit out; for this reason, we will treat removal of sourceless
| firmware as a best-effort process, and deliver firmware in udebs
| as long as it is necessary for installation (like all udebs), and
| firmware included in the kernel itself as part of Debian Etch, as
| long as we are legally allowed to do so, and the firmware is
| distributed upstream under a license that complies with the DFSG.
`—-

manoj

Starting results calculation at Sun Oct 15 00:02:08 2006

Option 1 “Release Etch even with kernel firmware issues”
Option 2 “Special exception to DFSG 2 for firmware as long as required [3:1]”
Option 3 “Further Discussion”

In the following table, tally[row x][col y] represents the votes that
option x received over option y.

Option
1 2 3
=== === ===
Option 1 196 271
Option 2 110 199
Option 3 42 111

Looking at row 2, column 1, Special exception to DFSG 2 for firmware as long as required [3:1]
received 110 votes over Release Etch even with kernel firmware issues

Looking at row 1, column 2, Release Etch even with kernel firmware issues
received 196 votes over Special exception to DFSG 2 for firmware as long as required [3:1].

Option 1 Reached quorum: 271 > 47.4341649025257
Option 2 Reached quorum: 199 > 47.4341649025257

Option 1 passes Majority. 6.452 (271/42) > 1
Dropping Option 2 because of Majority. 1.793 (199/111) < 3

Option 1 defeats Option 3 by ( 271 – 42) = 229 votes.

The Schwartz Set contains:
Option 1 “Release Etch even with kernel firmware issues”

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The winners are:
Option 1 “Release Etch even with kernel firmware issues”

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– “The most important thing in a man is not what he knows, but what he is.” Narciso Yepes Debian Project Secretary <secretary@debian.org> <http://vote.debian.org/> 1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B 924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C

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