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Re: Draft new DFSG

Dale Scheetz writes:
> In general I find this total restatement of the DFSG to have created more
> ambiguity that it has resolved. I would much rather see the original work
> used as the starting point for discussion, working out the ambiguities
> found in that original work, until they satisfy the group.

I agree.  While the DFSG has its ambiguities, this is no improvement.
Aside from resolving the ambiguities, the only change I would propose to
the DFSG is the addition of a clause explicitly stating that Debian can
pass a resolution declaring any particular license "in" or "out",
regardless of its actual wording.  This would effectively plug all
loopholes and give Ian a chance to talk us into throwing out particular
licenses that he finds repugnant even if they are technically in
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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