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Re: Desert island test (was: Questions about liblouis)

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 12:20:56AM +0000, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> Ben Finney wrote:
> >In other words, the "desert island test" is a way of expressing [...]
> So long as you add the rider that some of the debian-legal subscribers
> believe it (and some of the other common "tests") are ridiculously
> contrived and bogus.

What do you think's contrived or bogus about the desert island test?

Being able to use, modify and redistribute the software in a poorly
connected environment is pretty useful, and a desert island scenario
just takes that to an extreme.

The dissident test is another matter, given its implied violation of
local law.


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