Re: Draft new DFSG
On Fri, Nov 27, 1998 at 08:49:55 -0800, Joseph Carter wrote:
> I believe the suggested changes to (which is not changes but a complete
> replacement) DFSG is a dud, completely. I believe trying to adopt it will
> hurt and quite probably destroy Debian.
Right now, I think the best way to see Ian's proposal is as a discussion
When I met Ian at Cologne, he wore a T-shirt with the text "Assume nothing".
To me, this defines the best way to study DFSG2 draft: as an (apparently
successful) attempt to let us doubt our axioms.
> Here's why:
> * It depreciates the BSD advertising clause. Yes that is annoying, but look
> at what uses it!
I think the proper way to handle this is by having a simple list of
exceptions, with a motiviation of why we have them in the DFSG, and a
pointer as to why we prefer licenses that don't trigger them.
[More valid points against clauses the adoption of which would make us more
catholic than the pope]
> I will have to vote _NO_ on this provided it ever gets that far.
AOL on that.
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