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Re: Legal questions about some GNU Emacs files

On Mon, Apr 28, 2003 at 04:34:54PM -0700, Alex Romosan wrote:

> why should be distribute WHY-FREE? because it is our raison d'être.

Hmm, I would argue that it's the FSF's raison d'être, but Debian's
purpose does not always coincide with that of the FSF.

> with out it debian wouldn't even exist and we wouldn't be having this
> conversation.

One could make the same argument about the Magna Carta, the Declaration
of Independence, the works of Rousseau, or the Copyright Act of 1976.
But Debian's archive is not a repository for documents of historical

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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