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Re: Mass bug filing: Cryptographic protection against modification

On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 12:37:08AM +0200, Eike zyro Sauer wrote:
> Colin Watson schrieb:
> > I blame it on the people who persist in turning everything into a
> > precisely specified exercise of pedantry when there's no good reason to
> > do so, actually. Stop playing word games.

> Wouldn't it be better to admit a mistake and cancel or correct it
> then not to look too close at what one has done? 
> It doesn't get any better by not looking.

  We provide the guidelines that we use to determine if a work is "free" 
  in the document entitled "The Debian Free Software Guidelines". We 
  promise that the Debian system and all its components will be free 
  according to these guidelines. We will support people who create or use 
  both free and non-free works on Debian. We will never make the system 
  require the use of a non-free component.

So you are asserting that license texts are a "component of the Debian
system", in contradiction to the claims of those who actually voted for
this GR?

I think this claim stands on its own without any need to rebut it.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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