Re: New DFSG Draft revision #3
On 14-Jan-99, 15:48 (CST), Joseph Carter <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 14, 1999 at 11:40:36AM -0800, Darren Benham wrote:
> > 1.1. Terms
> > -----------
> > _software_ - The work covered by the license. This includes the source
> > code and executables. This does not include third party software. <For
> > example, header files>
> Noteworthy that you define software as software, not software and
> documentation. This is intentional I hope? =>
Hmm, maybe not. Later on we have:
> 4.3. Application
> These guidelines refer only to software products -- that is
> machine-readable programs that instruct the computer how to perform
> certain tasks, and items directly related to such programs, most
> notably their source code, and documentation. These guidelines do not
> refer to opinion pieces, documents from standards bodies, and similar
> non-executable works.
So is program documentation (manpages, info, README, etc.) software?
Is it (intended to be) covered by DFSGv2?