Re: Proposal: The DFSG do not require source code for data, including firmware
Nathanael Nerode writes:
> If you want to amend the DFSG to state
> "3. Source Code
> The program must include source code, and must allow distribution in source
> code as well as compiled form. However, this requirement does not apply to
> firmware, defined as <insert your pet exemption here>."
> I would strongly oppose such a change, but it would be a legitimate,
> reasonable GR (requiring 3:1 supermajority of course).
Recent history -- in particular, GR 2006-001's winning option --
suggests that broad DFSG exemptions, when treated as clarifications or
interpretations of the project, are not necessarily so clear-cut about
requiring a 3:1 supermajority.