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Re: Unidentified subject!

Anthony DeRobertis <asd@suespammers.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-09-18 at 16:05, Walter Landry wrote:
> > The definition of transparent is similar to, but not the same as
> > source.  For example, the "source" for a LyX document is not
> > "transparent".
> I understand that; in fact, I was one of the many people who pointed out
> that problem. But that's not what Brian said --- he said that there is a
> violation of DFSG 2 "since it does not permit 'distribution in source
> code as well as compiled form'." That's what I'd like a clarification
> of.

I see what you're saying.  Yes, Debian is allowed to distribute the
source to GFDL'd licenses, as long as Debian has a transparent version
as well.  If Debian doesn't have a transparent version, then it can't
distribute it at all.  So DFSG #2 doesn't really come into play.  It
is more DFSG #1, because Debian can't distribute it at all, and DFSG
#3, because modifications may make the result undistributable.

Walter Landry

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