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Re: Social Contract GR's effect on sarge

On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 12:35:29PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> > "Source" is usually interpreted like the GPL's "preferred form for
> > modification".
> Exactly, and a bitmap image often isn't such a preferred form, and so
> is some (most?) Postscript code.

And we reject such things on a regular basis. Nothing's changed here.

> > I was rather surprised myself by the notion that the release plan had
> > been depending on a loophole in the wording in order to excuse
> > violating the spirit of the SC.
> It's not as clear-cut as you would like it.  Our users might be better
> served with a new release, even if some of the issues that are still
> in woody have not been resolved, instead of delaying it further for
> purely political reasons (and not technical ones).

Funny, I don't see anything unclear about the SC. This is the
foundational document describing what Debian is about.

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