On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 09:22:25PM -0400, Brian T. Sniffen wrote: > Said Wouter: > >> > In fact, if the debian-legal group were to decide all by itself that > >> > software and documentation are essentially the same thing, I'm > >> > afraid a fork would be much more likely. > >> > >> It is not the same thing. The question is whether the definition of > >> freedom should be the same for both. > > > > That's exactly the point I'm trying to get through. I feel that a lot > > of developers think it is not. As such, I'm suggesting we ask our > > developers, and work from there on. > > IANADD, but while there is clearly documentation which is not software, > all documentation distributed by Debian -- possibly excepting CD cases -- > is software. In the broader definition of software. Not everyone sees that definition as correct, including many people who accepted the DFSG with a definition of software that only includes 'computer programs', not this broad definition, in mind. -- Wouter Verhelst Debian GNU/Linux -- http://www.debian.org Nederlandstalige Linux-documentatie -- http://nl.linux.org "An expert can usually spot the difference between a fake charge and a full one, but there are plenty of dead experts." -- National Geographic Channel, in a documentary about large African beasts.
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