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



On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 21:07:23 -0400 Glenn Maynard wrote:

> 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.

Agreed, fully.

I really hope we are not starting all over again with people shouting
"oh, but these are obviously free [or out of the scope of SC], even if
unmodifiable, because they are not programs!", just with a simple
 s/not programs/neither programs, nor documentation/
:-(
This, as you Glenn correctly pointed out, has been discussed to death
before the GR's.

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