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Re: Bug#207932: Statement that all of Debian needs to be Free?

(Please respect MFT)

> On Fri, Jun 17, 2005 at 10:13:39PM +0200, Jérôme Marant wrote:
> > They are out of the scope of the DFSG. They are neither programs nor
> > documentation: they are speeches and articles which are logically
> > non modifiable without the consent of their author.
> Sorry, you're wrong.  The Social Contract states that everything in
> Debian must be free, with the DFSG being the guidelines to determine
> whether a work is free.  This has been discussed at extreme length,
> culminating in SC2004-003, which affirmed that everything in Debian
> must be free, regardless of whether it's labelled "program", "software",
> "documentation", "data", "font", "manifesto", "speech", "article"
> or anything else.  Streams of bits, regardless of content, must be
> freely modifiable, with the sole exception of license texts, or they
> can not be in Debian.

The Social Contract needs to be changed then, if it leads to such
a silliness.

> I don't feel this is an interesting line of debate; you're arguing
> as if you missed the thousands of messages leading up to and surrounding
> SC2004-003, and I don't feel compelled to repeat those discussions.

Yes, please don't bother repeating those pointless discussions.

> The Social Contract and the DFSG apply to everything in Debian, not
> just the parts that are convenient to you.

Just go away and find yourself another sandbox. You don't have any kind of
authority upon us.

Jérôme Marant

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