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Re: Vim's user manual bug closed: reopen?

Francesco Poli <frx@firenze.linux.it> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I noticed that bug #384019 has been recently closed.
> The bug is about Vim's user manual, which is claimed to not comply with
> the DFSG, because is released under the Open Publication License v1.0[1]
> (with no options).
> The bug was closed because an FTP-master (James Troup) stated that the
> Open Publication License v1.0 without options is fine for main. See the
> buglog[2] for more details.

Like it or not, the FTP-master's are the supreme court of the land.
They decide what goes in an what does not.  Troup did not explain why
he thinks the OPL passes the DFSG, but I will assume that he read the
bug report.  Unless you have new arguments, I think the decision is

Of course, they do make mistakes [1] [2], but I assume that they had
just never considered those arguments.  I think the only option left
is to propose a GR.

Walter Landry

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=370296
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=370295

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