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Debian 5 release approaches… binary blobs included

The developers behind the Debian Linux distribution are preparing for the upcoming release of Debian 5, which is codenamed Lenny. The decision to move forward with the release follows a contentious vote over whether to permit the inclusion of binary blobs in the new version of the distribution.
From Ars Technica


The election was managed by Debian secretary Manoj Srivastava, who resigned in response to allegations of mismanagement and ballot irregularities shortly after the elections were completed. Srivastava, who assembled the ballot and maintains the software used to compute the election results, has been Debian's secretary since 2001. Critics accuse Srivastava of abusing his power by selectively applying super-majority requirements to proposals that he disliked.

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