Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge
On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 02:35:17PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Florian Weimer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > Where are you quoted the words "preferred form for modification" from?
> > GPL
> Of course, but that only applies to GPL'd documents.
The current context is "what is the definition of the phrase 'source
code'?" -- and we take definitions wherever we find them.
You might be thinking about copyright terms, but that's not the issue
> > > I can't find them anywhere in the Social Contract or the DFSG.
> > It's the definition of "source code" that makes the most sense.
> We are not under an obligation to have a rigid definition of "source
> The GPL, because it is a license, must try to have a single and
> unavoidable definition. It therefore should err on the side of being
> more restrictive in its definition of "source code", to make it harder
> for people to get around its provisions.
> But the DFSG, because it is not a license, need not worry about such
> things. We can say "source code", and then do what seems best to us
> in each particular case. We have no obligation to have one single
> definition of the term that is rigidly applied to every situation.
So, what definition are you suggesting is more relevant here?
As an aside, here's some alternate definitions:
I don't see any which seem better in this context.