Re: Ian's DFSG2 would harm Debian and Free Software
Craig Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> the DFSG as it was written is a simple, plain english set of
Simple, plain English and woefully inadequate for being able to
clearly, easily and quickly determine if a licence meets them.
> the proposed DFSG2 struck me as being an offensively officious set
> of rules.
Both of them are guidelines, but both of them are rules in Debian in
the sense that policy requires software in main satisfy them.
> rules tend to get my back up which motivates me to look for
> loopholes to get around being controlled/limited by them. i think
> that is a reasonable and common response to rules.
You think it's a reasonable response to policy to try and find
loopholes in it? That's scary.