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Re: Licenses for DebConf6

On Sun, Nov 13, 2005 at 06:59:41AM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes:
> > On Nov 13, Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net> wrote:
> >> I think the best reason to ask or require contributors to licenses
> >> their papers in a DFSG form is so that Debian can distribute the
> >> papers as part of Debian.  
> > I think this is an awful reason, considering that Debian already
> > contains too many non-software packages.
> I'm sorry, I was under the impression that every package in Debian was
> software.  Are you confusing software and computer programs?

In case you hadn't noticed, for the Debian project's purposes software
is a synonym for computer programs; if it weren't the reversion of the
social contract would have had no effect on the "non-free documentation
in main" question. Indeed, the secretary refused to allow a GR proposal
to revert that policy without limiting the social contract to talking
about free "software".



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