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Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge

Raul Miller <moth@debian.org> writes:

> > Raul Miller <moth@debian.org> writes:
> > > If we take "program" to mean "a sequence of instructions that a computer
> > > can interpret and execute", then it's reasonable to consider a font file
> > > as instructions on how to render characters in that font.
> On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 04:21:28PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > Sure, but not bitmaps.  Bitmaps are not "sequences of instructions". 
> Why not?

Um, ok, then they are.  I'm not sure I care either way.  Are you now
in agreement that we did not need to change the Social Contract at
all; and that *everything* that is made of bits is software?

I am not interested in a rigid distinction between programs and data;
I am (as a general rule) interested in avoiding the needless attempt
to rigidly specify everything.

We have never in the past had a rigid definition of "source code".  We
got by just fine without it, we will continue to do so.


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