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Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge

Michael Poole wrote:

> Consider, though: Who is helped when one demands that Debian provide
> source code but all the tools to process it are non-free?
Wasn't that what 'contrib' was invented for?  Some people seem to think that
they have more ability to alter things in 'contrib' than in 'non-free'. New
tools can be and are created.

>  Who is
> helped when there is no public specification?
Helped by what?  Clearly the lack of a public specification is a problem,
which should be rectified by the creation of public specifications.
However, having source for firmware which runs on unspecced hardware, and
being allowed to modify it, is a great help to those reverse-engineering
the spec, as well as those fixing bugs in it.  Is that the sort of example
you're thinking of?  Or did you mean something completely different? 
*looks puzzled*

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

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