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Re: Bug#501190: Reworded control

Btw, please keep in mind that the description issues I pointed out are
relatively unimportant compared to legal risk (and I haven't seen that
being discussed in debian-legal yet).

On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 03:32:48PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 12:38:41AM +0100, Jo Shields wrote:
> > Package: moonlight-plugin-core
> > Architecture: any
> > Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}
> > Conflicts: moonlight
> > Description: open source clone of Microsoft Silverlight - core plugin
> >  Moonlight is a free Silverlight clone, allowing Free Software systems to
> >  run embedded web-browser objects or standalone code targetting Microsoft
> >  Silverlight.
> Not true.  Code targetting Microsoft Silverlight may as well depend on
> functionality not present in this package.  And in fact the only notable
> example I remember (the Chinese Olympics videostreams) did.
> Again, I'm pointing to wine as an example, since the situation is the same.
> wine has this in its description:
>   "This is still a work in progress and many applications may still not work."
> Would you please make that clear?  We don't want to deceive our users into
> thinking Silverlight is cross-platform, do we?
> >  WARNING: This is an implementation of public API documentation published on 
> >  MSDN,
> Not true.  Take it from de Icaza himself:
>   "Microsoft will give us access to the Silverlight specifications: details
>   that might be necessary to implement 1.0, beyond what is currently published
>   on the web; [...]"
>     http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2007/Sep-05.html

Robert Millan

  The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
  how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
  still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."

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