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Re: generated source files, GPL and DFSG



On Thu, 28 Jul 2005 15:00:29 +0100 Steve McIntyre wrote:

> Florian Weimer wrote:
[...]
> >The GR did not change the wording of the DFSG at all.  However, it's
> >clear that a significant shift took place in SC interpretation, from
> >a foggy definition of "program" to a more dogmatic "everything we
> >ship is software" approach.  Our interpretation of the DFSG must
> >reflect this change.  The only way to do this is to interpret
> >"progarm" in the broadest possible sense.
> 
> Please, no. We've already had long, tedious discussions about what
> "software" means. Don't go trying to change the meaning of "program"
> too. If you think that the places where we currently talk about
> "program" are unclear and should say "software", then propose a GR to
> get them changed. We ship lots of things that are NOT programs...

Yes, I think it's time to propose a GR to do a  s/program/work/  in the DFSG.
Since IANADD, I cannot propose GRs, but I hope that some DDs will help.

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