Re: Documentation and Sarge's Release Critical Policy
> Quoting Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > If we distribute it, it is currently not out of the scope of the DFSG.
> > If you have a problem with this, write a GR -- but stop with the
> > pointless grandstanding.
On Tue, 26 Aug 2003, Jérôme Marant wrote:
> Software in Debian is 100% free.
That's incorrect. Debian is 100% Free Software. You can read this as
(100% Free) Software or as 100% (Free Software), but either way, debian
doesn't include non-free non-software.
> It doesn't prevent Debian to
> distribute something else than software.
True. We have non-free for just such a reason. The social contract DOES
prevent such things (non-free stuff and non-software stuff) being part of
Debian. If it's not free software, it's not debian.
Personally, I consider electronic documents to be a subset of "software",
so non-free is sufficient to hold GFDL documents. If you'd rather
introduce a non-software archive, feel free to propose it.
> This is an extreme vision of freedom I do not share.
This is a rational vision of freedom which I do share.
Mark Rafn email@example.com <http://www.dagon.net/>