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Re: GR: Editorial amendments to the social contract

On Mon, Mar 29, 2004 at 01:21:33AM -0500, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> Raul Miller wrote:
> > *   There are people in Debian.
> Fine, there are a bunch of silly interpretations as well.  The context
> indicates that "Debian" means "the Debian system" or "the Debian
> distribution".  You could interpret it as meaning "the Debian Project", but
> that would be silly, because it would make the whole Social Contract make
> no sense whatsoever.  (Are you software?  Are you free software?)

I think you are being too quick to dismiss Raul's comments. He has
pointed out in the past that "Debian" means a lot of different things;
it's a project, an OS, among others.

So "Debian will remain 100% Free Software" is not entirely clear,
given that Debian is a bunch of people in certain contexts.
Why not spell out the context?

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

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