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Re: The Show So Far



On Sat, Mar 15, 2003 at 02:44:23PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:
> > It passes the written DFSG. Not everything that passes the DFSG as
> > written is free -- that's why they're guidelines, not a definition --
> > but I think it's fair for the null hypothesis to be "satisfies the DFSG
> > as written = free", and expect people who want to read between the lines
> > and add their pet "tests" to be the ones doing the justifying.
> Actually, I remain convinced that a forced distribution obligation
> does *not* satisfy the DFSG, because it is a form of discrimination.

Good for you?

> You have articulated a difference between "cannot" and "don't want
> to", but as I think I showed, that difference doesn't bear up in this
> case.

You haven't made any arguments that don't apply equally well to the GPL
as compared to the BSD.

Cheers,
aj

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