"In that regard, I picked a couple of them myself and
over the last couple of weeks I have successfully got to the point
where we're now ready to close the two bugs in the Debian
bug-tracking system related to glx. SGI took an action, back in
September I think it was, to relicence the code in question and
what needed to happen after that was to contact all of the
individual developers who had made contributions on top of their
original work to confirm that they all agreed to the licence change
and we got the last confirmation on Thursday (January 15).
"As soon as I have a chance to catch my breath a little bit,
we'll process all of that and close those bugs. This is the kind of
thing that has to happen, we have to be willing to just do the
grunt work of stepping through and resolving these things.
"The longer term question of what the role of the non-free side
of the distribution should be in Debian is, I think, a more
difficult question. There have been a lot of ideas posted recently
that I find myself agreeing with, suggesting that always having a
place where we explicitly put software that doesn't meet the Debian
Free Software Guidelines (DFSG) that indicates that it doesn't meet
our guidelines and yet is of interest to our users, seems like a
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