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Re: Bruce's rhetoric

On Sat, 15 Nov 1997, Adrian Bridgett wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 14, 1997 at 02:43:00PM -0800, Bruce Perens wrote:
> > > most people in the world think of non-free to mean simply something for 
> > > which you don't have to pay
> > 
> > Obviously, when we use the word "free" all through Debian we're talking
> > about freedom, not price.
> I don't think it is "obvious" to some people who look at the FTP archive. My
> original post just suggested changing the _name_ of it to make it clearer to
> newbies. If I saw a section called "non-free", I might jump to the wrong
> conclusion. However if I saw a section called "non-dfsg" or "restricted"
> then I would read a file called README.DFSG to see what the directory
> contained. 

On the other hand, someone making a CD might see non-dfsg and not realize
that there was stuff in it they couldn't distrubute and egt burnt.  DSFG
is just a collection of letters to a lot of people while non-free means

Scott K. Ellis <storm@gate.net>                 http://www.gate.net/~storm/

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