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Re: Draft summary of Creative Commons 2.0 licenses (version 3)

On Sun, Apr 03, 2005 at 12:43:35AM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> Compromise opportunity: I would want a pretty unambiguous
> description of when to use anything weaker than the DFSG. At
> least, it should avoid letting any programs which don't
> follow DFSG into main. No-one has posted a good definition
> of documentation which doesn't include some programs, for
> example.

... and nobody has posted solid rationale explaining why Debian *should*
permit restrictions on documentation that it does not permit for programs,
even if such a boundary can be unambiguously drawn.  ("The FSF's
documentation has such restrictions, so we should allow them" is not "solid
rationale"; it's merely an agenda.)

> I think that inability is because it's not possible,
> but I might be proved wrong.

The fact that some software is both program and documentation (eg. PostScript)
seems to be simple proof that you're right.  :)  You can't draw a strict
boundary between overlapping sets.

Glenn Maynard

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