On Fri, May 02, 2014 at 11:18:33AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Paul Tagliamonte <email@example.com> writes:
> > On Fri, May 02, 2014 at 06:40:26PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> >> I'm starting to get tempted. If we have a GR on it, regardless of the
> >> outcome, we can stop these arguments a bit sooner.
> > Please do note that this would be a GR to override a DPL delegated
> > team's decision, just to be absolutely clear.
Is there any disagreement about this? As far as I've understood so far, there
are only two points that keep being discussed:
1. Do we need to check that generated files which we don't use are actually
generated from the provided source? Main example here is a configure file
which gets overwritten during build.
2. What is source for a non-programmatic work such as a rendered bitmap of a
3-D model, do we require source for non-programmatic works, and if not, what
defines a programmatic work?
Neither of these is clarified by their recent statement.
> However, to put this issue to rest, the GR probably needs to amend the
> DFSG to make it unambiguous, so a 3:1 supermajority would be a good idea
That would be a good idea, but given the constant discussions and the vote in
2006, it seems doubtful whether we can get a simple majority on any point of
view in this matter. So it might be better to at least include an option which
makes the statement without modifying the DFSG.