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Re: A possible GFDL compromise: a proposal

Matthew Garrett <mgarrett@chiark.greenend.org.uk> a tapoté :

> Richard Stallman wrote:
> >    The Social contract uses the "that which is not hardware" definition of
> >    software.
> >
> >The words of the social contract clearly equate software to programs.
> I disagree about this interpretation, which suggests that your
> interpretation certainly isn't clear.
> >     In that sense, there is nothing but software in Debian.
> >
> >But Debian contains essays, logos, and licenses that cannot be
> >modified.  These are not programs; are they software?
> Licenses are, for the most part, a legal necessity, in much the same way
> that Debian contains copyright statements that may not be removed.
> Essays and logos that cannot be modified are likely to be bugs - it is
> only recently that we have become aware of the extent and scale of the
> problem.

But is the upstream author of these *Bugs*. Does it means that Debian
have an implicit policy which is "making non-free software is ok
unless you distribute it"?


Mathieu Roy
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