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Social Contract

The Debian Social Contract (SC) is an agreement with the Free Software Community about what Debian will stand for, and how it will behave.

It has 5 points

  1. Debian will remain 100% free.
  2. We will give back to the free software community.
  3. We will not hide problems.
  4. Our priorities are our users and free software.
  5. Works that do not meet our free software standards.

The Social Contract also contains the DFSG.

Read it in full at