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Re: Let's stop feeding the NVidia cuckoo

Scripsit Matthew Garrett <mgarrett@chiark.greenend.org.uk>
> Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> wrote:
>> Scripsit Matthew Garrett <mgarrett@chiark.greenend.org.uk>

>>> In fact, starting by filing release critical bugs is likely to
>>> ensure that the opposition is entirely entrenched to begin with.

>> Why are you so determined to keep fighting strawmen?

> Where's the strawman? The suggestion was made that post-Sarge, it would
> be appropriate to file RC bugs against packages containing graphics
> without the perferred form for modification being available.

Yes, in the same way as filing RC bugs against any other case of
non-freedom is within the definition of our bug severity levels. It
was not suggested that such bug-filing would be a particularly
constructive way to approach such a problem that one had just
discovered without beginning with a more informal attempt to define
the problem and confirm that the apparent instance of non-freedom was
not just an artifact of one's own drinking too heavily at the release

> What? No, it's the "debian-legal has no authority, and therefore doesn't
> get to say 'Debian believes that source code means the preferred form
> for modification'" argument,

This argument does not change the fact that "preferred for
modification" *is* the metric that tends to get employed when
questions about whether a given form is source code or not need to be
settled within Debian. This is not a decision. It is an observation.

Henning Makholm                          "I tried whacking myself repeatedly
                                     with the cluebat. Unfortunately, it was
                                 not as effective as whacking someone else."

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