Re: OSD && DFSG - different purposes
>>>>> "Mark" == Mark Rafn <email@example.com> writes:
>> It seems to be a question based on the false idea that the DFSG
>> is intended to be taken literally and without interpretation,
>> though. The DFSG is fairly useless without being augmented by
>> human judgement.
Mark> It could even be counterproductive to use the same document
Mark> in different ways, as it might increase the number of people
Mark> who say "my software meets all your guidelines as I see
Mark> them, you have to prove otherwise or distribute my
Except I can see these people's point. If I were a company that was
being disadvantaged because I could not get what I believed to be
DFSG-free software in Debian, I'd certainly look at options to make
people who I thought were being unreasonable reinterprit DFSG.
I'd start with options within the project including going up to the
level of getting a GR passed if necessary.
But if I thought the project was being unreasonable in interpreting
its social contract, I would certainly consider action against people
charged with upholding that contract.