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Re: mass bug filing for unmet dependencies

On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 07:43:05PM -0400, Michael Poole wrote:
> The details[1] of the proposal that passed are pretty clear: It
> removes the word "software" from a number of places, replacing it with
> "works," although it replaces "software" with "components" in the
> first section.

There's more to grammar, and meaning, than word counts.  The social
contract still specifically focuses on software freedom.

And if you're at all in doubt about the context in which those changes
were made, here's a brief reminder: http://lwn.net/Articles/92396/
[Summary: some people were saying that documentation and firmware files
were not software, so different words were used to indicate that whether
or not the files were considered software by everyone was not a crucial


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