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Re: Legal questions about some GNU Emacs files

On Mon, Apr 28, 2003 at 06:15:18PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> You have turned the DFSG soundly on its head.

Unfortunately this is pretty common.  A lot of people (just to pick an
example out of thin air, Isaac To on the debian-devel list) seem to
believe that something is Free as long as it doesn't obviously fail a
clause of the DFSG.

And such people tend to read the clauses of the DFSG more and more
narrowly until what is Free is barely distinguishable from what is

I think we should take a stand against such cynical manipulation.
People are reading the words of the DFSG but can't hear the music of the
Social Contract.

G. Branden Robinson                |     You could wire up a dead rat to a
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     DIMM socket and the PC BIOS memory
branden@debian.org                 |     test would pass it just fine.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- Ethan Benson

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