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Re: RPSL and DFSG-compliance - choice of venue

On Tue, Jul 27, 2004 at 02:02:11PM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> (intentional thread break)
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2004 at 02:48:27PM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > > RPSL 12.6 requires a fee for distribution, violating DFSG 1.
> > 
> > I'm fairly certain that there isn't clear consensus on this.
> Regardless of whether choice of venue is a "fee", the only people I've
> seen who appear to believe that choice of venue is free are you, Lex
> Spoon and Sven Luther.
> On the other side, we appear to have: Edmund Evans, Steve Langasek,
> Andrew Suffield, Brian Sniffen, Evan Prodromou, Branden Robinson, Josh
> Triplett, Michael Poole, MJ Ray, Nathanael Nerode, Henning Makholm, Raul
> Miller, Matthew Palmer, Walter Landry, and myself.
> Informal and inexact as my reading of these people's posts may be, I
> honestly think you overstate the disagreement on this issue ...

Keeping score isn't a good way to think about this. There are people who aren't
yet decided on the issue and are mute (myself included there) as well as the
vast majority of DD's who I'd bet are not even aware of the issue.  This sort
of declaration of consensus despite a lack of clarity grounded in the DFSG is
exactly what's caused so much ire within the rest of the project towards this

 - David Nusinow

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