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Re: Respect for Upstream Authors and Snippets of Interest

On Sat, Sep 27, 2003 at 06:12:21PM -0600, Barak Pearlmutter wrote:
> Jan Schumacher <uzs5p3@uni-bonn.de> (using an expired key) writes:
> >                 Do you believe
> > unmodifiable essays like the GNU Manifesto could be accepted in Debian with
> > the DFSG as they stand?
> This is not a matter of belief.  This is longstanding, and heretofore
> uncontroversial, accepted Debian practice.

Conscious decisions have to be predicated upon valid knowledge to be of
precedential value.

Most non-DFSG-free materials that we find in main are there because they
were overlooked.  I see no reason to suspect the GNU Manifesto of being
any different.

G. Branden Robinson                |     You could wire up a dead rat to a
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     DIMM socket and the PC BIOS memory
branden@debian.org                 |     test would pass it just fine.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- Ethan Benson

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