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Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge

Wouter Verhelst <wouter@grep.be> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 27, 2004 at 07:20:26PM +0200, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
>> Thomas Hood wrote:
>> > I don't think that this debate will terminate because I don't think
>> > that it is possible to come up with a definition that will decide
>> > every case.  There is a clear difference between programs and data in
>> > many familiar computing situations; in other situations there is no
>> > clear difference.

>> Name one such situation.

> Consider a source code file that has Doxygen-style comments intertwined
> with it. Is that file source (i.e., a program), or is it documentation?
[more examples from the grey zone.]

I agree that it is impossible to partition the stuff in software and
data. - There _is_ a grey zone. Accepting this and trying to differ
betweeen "data" and "at least partially »software«" might be more

Be aware that this is not be read as "IMHO documentation should not
need to follow DFSG".
                     cu andreas
NMUs aren't an insult, they're not an attack, and they're
not something to avoid or be ashamed of.
                    Anthony Towns in 2004-02 on debian-devel

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