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Re: [Discussioni] OSD && DFSG convergence

On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 05:08:08AM -0500, Simon Law wrote:
> 	I always thought that the FSF's (and RMS's) Four Freedoms were
> always the basis of the DFSG.  I merely thought that the DFSG exists to
> codify these concepts and make them more concrete.  Sort of like a
> checklist so we don't forget anything.

I think the DFSG actually predates the FSF's codification of the Four
Freedoms.  However, my memory of events from the previous century is
somewhat unreliable.

> 	What might be a useful thing to do is start adding appendices to
> the DFSG with examples of how we have interpreted certain sections.
> (With valid, and invalid arguments in each.)  It should be made very
> clear that these examples are merely to clarify the opinions of
> debian-legal, and are in no way binding.

Indeed.  I would welcome such a document, though so far I have not had
the energy to create one.  It will also be a useful source of
inspiration when we get around to proposing changes to the DFSG.

Richard Braakman

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