The plain proposal allows us to ship with most of the firmware drivers (as they just require the *license* complies with the DFSG, which is e.g. ok with BSD-style licenses). Two drivers one might still include are still doubtfull with this decision: Typhoon and tg3.

The Amendment has a similar effect - it will definitly allow us to ship with tg3, typhoon is unclear. It also supports a decision by the release team - but well, we can also live without supporting that decision (as long as nobody overwrites it).

Summary: Any of the proposals allows us releaseing Etch soon. There is a "better" proposal upcoming, but that is not a reason to refuse the current one.