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Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge

On Mon, 03 May 2004, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> In historic sense, when the SC was drawn, these firmwares were
> outside of "software" which we wanted to keep 100% free.  So if we
> reactivate old one, we may not face this issue for good according to
> the "resolution" made in 1997.

Merely reverting to the old SC will keep intact the ambiguity[1]
surrounding what is and is not software.

If you feel that the current SC is suboptimal, make a specific
proposal to deal with the suboptimal nature of it.

While reversion is an option, I'm not convinced that it's a
particularly sane one.

Don Armstrong

1: or at least the conflict
If you wish to strive for peace of soul, then believe; if you wish to
be a devotee of truth, then inquire.
 -- Friedrich Nietzsche


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