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Re: Draft new DFSG

On Thu, Nov 26, 1998 at 07:25:00PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Jim Pick writes ("Re: Draft new DFSG"):
> > Oh no!  Now we are going to have two "standards" for free licenses.
> I have two answers to this:
> Firstly, I think it's important that we, Debian, control our own free
> software guidelines.  I don't think that Bruce and ESR doing things
> which are a bad thing should force us to go along with them.

no Ian. We have our _own_ free software guidelines. The DFSG is own by Debian.
Debian had make it and others use it too, because thee guidelines are good.

We don't need a 'Debian way'!

> Secondly, I see no problem with there being two standards of freedom.
> It's practically inevitable, in fact, given that Debian are very free
> software oriented and political, and that Open Source is very
> commercially driven and marketing-oriented.

yes, perhaps. But it is open. 
It is open source. 

This is the point.

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