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

On Sun, Aug 17, 2003 at 05:51:15PM -0400, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> > 1. Define software as everything which Debian distributes.
> That's it.

It's important to remember that this is a contextual definition.  The
context is license analysis so that we can know whether or not we are
upholding our pledge to the Free Software Community that Debian will
"remain 100% Free Software".

Yes, there is some circularity in this.  Statements of first principles
often have this feature.

The debian-legal mailing list need not waste its time arguing with
people about "what software is" in *any other* context.

G. Branden Robinson                |    If you wish to strive for peace of
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    soul, then believe; if you wish to
branden@debian.org                 |    be a devotee of truth, then
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |    inquire.     -- Friedrich Nietzsche

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