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Re: Please remove RFCs from the documentation in Debian packages



Joe Wreschnig wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-07-03 at 15:19, Thomas Viehmann wrote:
> 
>>Cameron Patrick wrote:
>>
>>>On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 02:36:48PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
>>Oh, cool. How about changing in DFSG to "Anything that can go in main or contrib."
> Because that's a circular definition. Saying everything in Debian is
> software, is not.
Given that in practice the ftp-masters get the final say, it isn't.
If you don't count that, saying "Anything in debian is software because debian
only distributes software" is as well.
I tend to agree with the probable conclusion of applying DFSG to determine the
freeness of anything in debian. However, the reasoning is fundamentally flawed.
David Harris' explanation is much better.

Cheers

T.

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