On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 03:30:42PM -0400, Jeremy Hankins wrote: > The bigger issue, though, is that I didn't provide a DFSG section for > the first problem. The closest the DFSG comes to prohibiting use > restrictions is #6 ("No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor"), but > I'm uncomfortable using that for this issue -- is "deploying software > without providing source" a field of endeavor)?. I don't think that it is, but I also don't think I can do any better than make "soft" arguments in support of my position --- that is, references to the "intent" of DFSG 6 and "historical practice". I do not think DFSG 6 is worded clearly enough to stave a determined dictionary attack. :) The examples in its text are suggestive, but not dispositive. > If "a specific field of endeavor" is intended that broadly, it should > be reworded, IMHO. I agree. -- G. Branden Robinson | Yesterday upon the stair, Debian GNU/Linux | I met a man who wasn't there. firstname.lastname@example.org | He wasn't there again today, http://people.debian.org/~branden/ | I think he's from the CIA.
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