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Re: more evil firmwares found

Just to be plain and honest:

@ 25/04/2004 02:09 : wrote Ryan Underwood :

 On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 11:39:44AM -0300, Humberto Massa wrote:


> That is, it's definitions go from the most specific (23, 24) to the
> most generic (interesting ones, that apply to the sense people
> seem to prefer here: 5, 20; ones that can be stretched to mean
> that, too: 3, 13).

 Thanks for compiling that exhaustive list! There are certainly many
 different opinions on the topic. I think the distinction between the
 "software", i.e. the package of the program and any required or
 optional supporting materials, and the "program", i.e. the
 instructions that are intended to execute on a machine, is important.

I most certainly did dont compile the list. It's the result of google's
"define:". It was no big job, ok? Makes no sense to get credit for what
I did not do. :-)

 What I meant was that if programs==software, then there are other
 things besides free software in Debian (supporting materials), which
 makes the statement "Debian is 100% Free Software" false, even though
 the statement can be forced true with some "theoretical machine"

 If programs(=software, then the given statement is true, if we
 consider non-executable supporting materials not to be software.

 Which one makes more sense?

I'm still trying to figure out.


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