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Re: Proposal: The DFSG do not require source code for data, including firmware

On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 17:38:07 +1000, Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> said: 

> On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 01:28:35AM -0500, Peter Samuelson wrote:
>> [Steve Langasek]
>> > That's an interesting point.  Can you elaborate on how you see
>> > this being a loophole, in a sense that having the firmware on a
>> > ROM wouldn't also be?
>> The day Debian begins to distribute ROM chips, or devices
>> containing ROM chips, I will expect those chips to come with source
>> code.  Until then, this is a red herring.

> Note that while Peter is currently in the n-m queue (on hold pending
> further response to T&S checks apparently), he's not yet a
> developer, and his expectations shouldn't be inferred to be those of
> the developers as a whole.

        In that case, let me reiterate what Peter said -- and I have
 been a developer longer than you have, and I actually was around when
 the DFSG was crafted, so my expectations are not as easily dismissed
 as someone who has but recently joined our community.

Alas, I am dying beyond my means. Oscar Wilde [as he sipped champagne
on his deathbed]
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