[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge

Matt Zimmerman wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 27, 2004 at 11:52:05PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> Whether or not you know how to read it is not at issue, only whether it is
> available to you.  My point was that there is a distinction between access
> to a database and access to data, and the two are not equivalent.  I'm
> playing devil's advocate by showing that the statement, at face value, is
> different from Debian's interpretation of it.  There exists an entire
> segment of industry devoted to producing documents which can be
> interpreted consistently in a certain context, and even then they argue
> about it.
So true....

> "Software" in modern computing is normally interpreted to mean programs;
> we are apparently not bound by such interpretations in Debian.

It *doesn't help*.

If you interpret it that way, you must conclude that you have to strive to
remove all non-programs from Debian.  Or ignore the text, the spirit, *and*
the original intent.  :-p

I can't remember who first pointed that out; it wasn't me.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

Reply to: