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Re: Non-free RFCs in stretch

Sebastiaan Couwenberg <sebastic@xs4all.nl> writes:

> On 03/04/2017 10:13 AM, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> > I have searched for non-free licensed IETF RFCs in the archive and
> > found the files below in the stretch suite. Compare earlier work
> > here [1].
> Instead of trying to get standards documents out of Debian

There is AFAIK no motive to “get standards documents out of Debian”.

Your characterisation, “trying to get standards documents out of
Debian”, describes whose motives? Not Simon's, as best I can see. That
seems needlessly antagonistic.

Instead, the stated motive is to ensure all works in Debian are free.

> I'd rather see effort invested in working on solutions to get Debian
> able to include them.

That is a laudable goal, but you present it misleadingly as though it
were in opposition to Simon's. It is not: the documents can be in Debian
if licensed under free-software terms to all recipients.

So, to the extent that would allow such documents in Debian, yes I agree
that is a solution in which it is worth investing effort.

> I'd like to see a compromise in the DFSG like #4 for standards to
> allow their inclusion in Debian when their license at least allows
> modification when changing the name or namespace for schemas and the
> like.

Since that does not describe the license granted in these documents, I
don't see why you raise it.

On the contrary, I would like to see the license granted in these
documents changed to conform to the DFSG, and then they can be included
without violating or changing our social contract.

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Ben Finney

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