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Re: LCC and blobs

Brian Thomas Sniffen <bts@alum.mit.edu> writes:

> Peter Van Eynde <pvaneynd@mailworks.org> writes:
>> Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:
>>> Architectural plans for a house, shipped in a Debian package, are
>>> software.
>> I'm stunned. So anything in a Debian package is software. With alien I
>> can convert a tar.gz into a debian package, so all tar files are
>> software. With tar I can create a tar.gz from any file, so all
>> electronic data is software?
> Bingo.  Debian had this debate last year.  There was a giant vote over
> it.  Then another debate and another vote.  "software" is not
> "program".  Programs are software that happens to be executable.  Data
> is not executable, but still software.

No, a definition of "software" was never decided upon.  The vote was
about removing the word "software" in certain places from the DFSG,
regardless of its definition.

For every sprinkle I find, I shall kill you!

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