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Slashdot: Ian Murdock Answers

Jul 27, 2000, 19:57 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Here are the answers to the questions we asked Ian Murdock, original Debian instigator and current President/CEO of Progeny Linx Systems...."

"What do you think about the current political problems with KDE in debian, the possible removal of non-free, and any other 'political' issues you care to comment on?"

"I tend to be more interested in technical rather than political issues, so to be perfectly honest, I don't have too many opinions to share with you. One thing I can say about the non-free removal debate is that many are arguing that changing the social contract would be akin to changing the founding principles of Debian, which isn't entirely true. The social contract came along well into Debian's lifetime. It captures a set of principles that evolved over time, and is really a snapshot of that set of principles taken at the time it was written. Perhaps it's time to evolve further. Perhaps it isn't. I'll leave that question to the Debian folks."

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