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Re: QPL and non-free

Michael Poole <mdpoole@troilus.org> wrote:
> Matthew Garrett writes:
>> The fact that different people mean different things when they say
>> "software" was enough for us to stop using the word "software" where the
>> distinction was important. The logical follow-on is that we should
>> either get people to agree on what "free software" means or stop using
>> the phrase "free software" where the distinction is important.
> Sure.  Why not?  When I want to talk about Debian's definition of
> software freedom, I try to use a specific term like "DFSG-free".

Debian sells itself as a free software distribution. While changing that
would solve the problem, it would also change people's perception of
what Debian is. "Free softwsare not free enough for Debian" isn't a
Slashdot headline I'm especially enthusiastic on seeing.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.legal@srcf.ucam.org

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