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Re: Updated draft of social contract changes

On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 02:21:41PM -0500, Joe Nahmias wrote:
> AIUI, LSB is a standard to ensure binary compatibility across linux
> distros.  This sentence would therfore seem to declare our commitment to
> our users to be interoperable on the binary level -- an issue orthogonal
> to how those binaries are licensed.  To me, that would fall under clause

Well, practically speaking we don't need binary compatibility for free
software because we can recreate those binaries from source. The LSB
ensures we can run existing binaries without source, which are all
non-free programs.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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