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Re: the RFC mess: tentative summary

Steve Langasek wrote:
> Every single argument in support of shipping the RFCs with our
> operating system could be applied just as well to the question of
> shipping Netscape 4 in Debian (in years past), or qmail, or any number
> of other /useful/, or /common/ pieces of software, or software written
> by beings of goodwill.

I can see one difference that might be relevant.

One good solution to 'Netscape isn't free' was to write a free
replacement. I don't think that option is available for RFCs. They're
not typically worded rigorously enough to make it possible to come up
with a different form of words with the same meaning.


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