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Re: Intent to mass-file bugs: FDL/incorrect copyright files

On Fri, Nov 19, 2004 at 12:17:30AM +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 19, 2004 at 12:37:55PM +1300, Blair Strang wrote:
> > Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > >>>Say what? It sure as hell ain't hardware. And, between software,
> > >>>hardware, and wetware, stuff shipped in Debian is software.
> > 
> > It took me a while to see what you mean, and I think I do now.
> > 
> > Silly question: since Debian ships them, are licenses themselves to
> > be considered software?
> Obscure corner case. [...]

That's code for: you're right, we're being hypocritical and
we hoped you wouldn't notice. Please don't mention it again.

Using our "everything is software" definition, licenses are
of course included.

> Somebody who was creating a collection of licenses (I can't think why)
> might need to worry about this. Most licenses don't even give you
> permission to distribute them, so you're pretty screwed in that
> scenario.

The base-files package contains a collection of licenses, most of which
don't apply to the base-files package.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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