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Re: Mass bug filing: Cryptographic protection against modification

Goswin von Brederlow writes:
> The argument that they are legal documents applies but what is
> stopping anyone from adding source to legal documents? E.g:

> // This license applies to the following source
> int main() {
> }
> // and may not be modified.

> Then you just compile the license into your program and you have DFSG
> free source with an invariant section.

And we apply common sense and reject the thing as obviously non-free.  
The DFSG is not a computer program or even a law.  It is a set of
guidelines to guide us in our decisions.
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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