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Re: Mass bug filing: Cryptographic protection against modification

Isaac To <kkto@csis.hku.hk> writes:

>>>>>> "Goswin" == Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> writes:
>     Goswin> But I see data as being different, like legal documents that
>     Goswin> must be kept intact at all cost to ensure the freedom of the
>     Goswin> rest,
> You are confusing two concepts.  License of a software describes how the
> program can be distributed.  The license may specify that if you make a
> derivative work, or give the program to others, you must use a license with
> at least as much freedom.  Which is exactly what is done by GPL, and I think
> very few in Debian will think that this make the license or software
> non-free.

You misunderstood me. Its all bits and bytes. Programms and data and
licenses and RFCs. But data is not equal data. Some data is different,
i.e. licenses. Otherwise there is no Debian.


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