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Re: Respect for Upstream Authors and Snippets of Interest

On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 07:31:14PM -0600, Barak Pearlmutter wrote:
> > A /non-modifiable/ text could not be included in Debian, a
> > /modifiable/ one would most likely be.
> is a load of hooey.  Inclusion of snippets is not a violation of the
> DFSG.  Such an overly-literal interpretation of the rules is precisely
> why we call them D-F-S-***GUIDELINES***!  Because we use common sense
> in their application.

Yes, and reject anything that impinges unacceptably on freedom,
regardless of how it might be twisted to fit the DFSG. That includes
such non-modifiable texts.

Please do not attempt to make the "Debian has no principles but the
DFSG, and the DFSG is only a set of guidelines, therefore Debian has
no principles and can do anything" argument, because it's nonsense.

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