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Re: failure notice @ peff-deblegal@peff.net



On Sat, Jul 23, 2005 at 02:07:09AM -0000, MAILER-DAEMON@peff.net wrote:
> Hi. This is the qmail-send program at peff.net.
> I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
> This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.
> 
> <peff-deblegal@peff.net>:
> You sent mail to a mailbox which is used only for receiving
> mailing list postings.
>  
> If you did this because you are sending unsolicited bulk
> email, please don't. I don't want to read it.
>  
> If you did this because you are CC'ing me on a list email,
> please don't.  I'll just end up with two copies of your
> response. 
>  
> If you did this because you are responding privately to my
> list comments, please don't. The list is a public forum, and
> others may benefit from our discussion:
> http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/faqs/questions.html
>  
> If you really do want to get in touch with me via private
> email, please send mail to me directly at:
>  
>   peff@peff.net

Posting mail to public mailing lists with a deliberately invalid reply
address, and making people jump through hoops for the privilege of
mailing you, is a severe breach of basic etiquette.  Please don't do
this.

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> Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 22:07:08 -0400
> From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
> To: Jeff King <peff-deblegal@peff.net>
> Subject: Re: generated source files, GPL and DFSG
> Message-ID: <20050723020708.GR25286@zewt.org>
> References: <E1Dw6qg-0008JI-00@chiark.greenend.org.uk> <87vf32ifpb.fsf@deneb.enyo.de> <E1Dw77Y-0002EW-00@chiark.greenend.org.uk> <E1Dw77Y-0002EW-00@chiark.greenend.org.uk> <20050723001000.GO25286@zewt.org> <E1Dw7wT-0000jC-00@chiark.greenend.org.uk> <E1Dw7wT-0000jC-00@chiark.greenend.org.uk> <20050723005024.GP25286@zewt.org> <E1Dw8ur-0001JZ-00@chiark.greenend.org.uk> <20050723020549.GA27507@coredump.intra.peff.net>
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> On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 10:05:49PM -0400, Jeff King wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 23, 2005 at 02:35:01AM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > 
> > > So say we have two drivers for a piece of hardware. One is written
> > > without comments. One was originally commented, but the comments have
> > > been removed. Both provide the same amount of information about how they
> > > work. Both are released under the same license. Both provide exactly the
> > > same freedoms to our users.
> > > 
> > > How is one of these free and the other non-free?
> > 
> > Let's say I write a program in C code and compile it to assembly
> > language, which I distribute. Somebody else writes an equivalent program
> > directly in assembly language and distributes it. The distributed
> > products contain the same amount of information about how they work.
> > 
> > How is one of these free and the other non-free?
> 
> Get out of my head!

-- 
Glenn Maynard



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