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Re: various opinions on Debian vs the GFDL

On Wed, 30 Apr 2003, Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:

>On 20030429T133608-0700, Mark Rafn wrote:
>> Does anyone feel that their opinion does not roughly fall into one of the
>> following categories?  If so, it would be nice to get a short statment of
>> opinion which stands on it's own rather than rebutting someone else's 
>> statement.
> You are completely missing the camp that says that documentation is
> software:
>   Documents under the GFDL are software and hence must be judged by the
>   standard set by the DFSG.

This is a camp which includes me.  I had hoped these folks would feel 
included in:

>> c) The GFDL would not be free if applied to software, and is not free 
>> when applied to documents.  There may or may not be a distinction 
>> between the two, but it is unreasonable to have different standards of 
>> freedom or different standards of whether Debian should distribute 
>> them.

I can split this into two if desired, to cover those who believe there is 
no useful distinction and those who believe there is a distinction but 
Debian should hold all things to the same standards of freedom.

> (There are similar variants here as in what you discussed.)

There are likely variants of all of the points of view.  I hope to keep 
the number of basic positions small, so the major topics can be discussed 
before (or concurrent to but seperately) the variations.
Mark Rafn    dagon@dagon.net    <http://www.dagon.net/>  

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