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Re: Re: Social Contract: Practical Implications

On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 02:07:18PM -0700, Joe Buck wrote:
> My purpose, as an admirer of Debian, is to try to keep the project from 
> running
> itself into a rathole.  If you pursue your line of argument you will force
> Debian to cease its existence, as there are no licenses that meet your
> standards of freeness.  It's not condescending to attempt to stop a friend
> from driving into a tree.  If you insist that every byte be changeable, only
> public domain licensing will do, and then you have a problem that it takes
> a legal document to reliably put something into the public domain, and we
> can't let people go changing that legal document.

You clearly havn't read the thread very carefully.  (For example, I've
made it very clear several times that I'm not arguing that we *should*
be enforcing the DFSG against license texts--we shouldn't.)

> >(With that, we can ignore the spouting off of Joe Buck.)
> Personal insults are unnecessary, and there are too many of them on 
> debian-devel.

> > The next time anyone spouts off
> > With that, we can get rid of this thread

I only used your words as a concise demonstration of your own condescendence.
Please follow your own advice.

(I'm not going to waste any further time with this subthread.)

Glenn Maynard

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