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Re: A possible approach in "solving" the FDL problem

On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 09:37:05PM +0200, Sergey V. Spiridonov wrote:
> Peter S Galbraith wrote:

> >But this is _GPL'ed_ software which seems to be doing quite well without
> >sacrificing its license for more market share.  You can't possibly argue

> GPL takes away some freedoms. Can you argue this point? If not, then why 
> are you using GPL? GPL makes barbecue from your cow. If you do not want 
> to trade your freedom, you should not use GPL.

This analogy might be more entertaining if you hadn't completely missed
the point of it.  The sacred cow in question is the *DFSG*, a set of
principles that form the basis for this list's decisions about what is
considered free enough for inclusion in Debian.  Your notion that the
GPL "makes barbecue from" a set of guidelines that it's explicitly
mentioned in is ludicrous.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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