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Re: Mass bug filing: Cryptographic protection against modification

On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 04:49:32AM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> Then, even later, the clarifications codifying this finally went to
> debian-vote and were passed.

Except that no such thing happened as far I am, and apparently many others,
are concerned. The changes were clearly marked as editorial and described in
a manner that led me to believe that they were non-intrusive, syntax only,
not changing semantics. In fact, the sentence explaining that particular
change was exactly this:

 - Eliminate or expand inaccurate references to "software"

I agree with that such a rationale to the change (I also voted for the
proposal because other similar changes were also good).

I vehemently disagree that this magically gives the green flag to a mass
throwout of semi-randomly chosen non-DFSG-compliant stuff from main.
(I trust nobody will be insolent enough to actually reply to this with
something like "tough luck, you should have paid more attention, loser".)

> mostly I'm seeing stuff which indicates that people just haven't heard
> and/or listened to the arguments. It's really very frustrating.

It's frustrating to see people actually claiming that they have deceived you
to support some point of theirs and that they can now hold you to that (!),
plus it being at the expense of a timely stable release.

(I was under the impression you were in the other camp up to reading this
post, though, wonder how this happened.)

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