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Re: DFSG violations: non-free but no contrib

Loïc Minier <lool@dooz.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 03, 2008, Josselin Mouette wrote:
>> Le lundi 03 novembre 2008 à 10:12 +0100, Aurelien Jarno a écrit :
>> > I haven't say that because they are not executed on by the CPU they are
>> > more free. What I mean is that we have those discussions because they
>> > are not executed on the main CPU, which makes them different than other
>> > non-DFSG compliant software. Then some people consider that acceptable,
>> > some other not.
>> This case is very similar to non-free documentation, which is not
>> executed on any CPU at all. It sounds bogus to split firmware in a
>> specific archive and to not do it for documentation, data, etc.
>  Which non-free documentation specifically?  

e.g. PDF files with a DFSG-free license to them, the document source
available as a LaTeX file, but LaTeX will typeset the document using a
non-free font. 

Here, you can even modify the content as you like, you just can't
reproduce the original PDF, and it would maybe be hard to make sure that
the typesetting still looks nice and readable with a free replacement
font with different metrics.

Regards, Frank

Frank Küster
Debian Developer (TeXLive)
ADFC Miltenberg
B90/Grüne KV Miltenberg

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