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.
> "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.