Mathieu On Mon, Sep 22, 2003 at 08:30:41AM +0200, Mathieu Roy wrote: > MJ Ray <firstname.lastname@example.org> a tapoté : > > And do you really think that every software (of your wide definition) > you can have on computer is part of the Operating System? The goal of > Debian is to provide an Operating System, isn't it? The Social Contract is about producing the "Debian system" and other works that provide a useful platform for our users. The Operating System is just part of that work. > Apparently it's clear that Debian do not consider that his very own > logo must be free software -- that's right, you do not need a logo at > all to have a complete free operating system. > If Debian already recognize that non-program software can be non-free > without that being a problem, why refusing to include a documentation > that include a non-program software (technical documentation is > likely program)? True, recent e-mails show that this is/was a problem. One that is being fixed by making the Debian logo a trademark. > Maybe because the software that must be included in a Free Software > Operating System is mostly programs and documentation... Agreed, but just and OS is a very limited beast. One needs applications to make the platform do "real" work. Thus the Debian system. > So, you recognize that in fact you want every literary works to be > DFSG-compliant, software or not. > > It totally explains why you need a so broad definition of software. Yes, wouldn't it be much nicer to live in a world where everything is free. > As a matter of fact, you are no longer discussing about an Operating > System. At last we agree. Steve -- disbar, n: As distinguished from some other bar.
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