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Re: O: gnu-standards -- GNU coding standards

On Sun, 2002-04-07 at 06:14, Federico Di Gregorio wrote:
> people, i just want to remember you that DFSG stands for debian free
> SOFTWARE guidelines. documentation is *not* software

Unfortunately this is becoming less true. CSS contains statements for
content generation and counting variables. Is this a program? I'm not
sure, but it's definitely not just a document anymore. XSLT can be
included as "documentation" (and probably is in a lot of places, in or
outside of Debian), and XSLT is Turing-complete. Where does the line get
drawn? Is it possible to draw one?

IMO, an FDL-licensed document with invariant sections is non-free. As a
user of Debian, I'd like to know that they're not installed on my system
if I'm only using packages from main.
 - Joe Wreschnig <piman@sacredchao.net>  -  http://www.sacredchao.net
  "What I did was justified because I had a policy of my own... It's
   okay to be different, to not conform to society."
                                   -- Chen Kenichi, Iron Chef Chinese

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