Re: Proposal to modify DFSG
I couldn't agree with this more.
On the binary kernel drivers issue, well maybe....
But specifically on the issues of documentation and licenses, it's
patently obvious that this isn't "software" and shouldn't be treated as
such. You can't go around randomly modifying RFCs and the GPL. That's
the whole point of them. And yet, because you can't, they don't satisfy
part of the DFSG, and thus must be removed? If this is what the DFSG
actually means, then I believe it's past time to alter it. And if the
Debian developers would rather amputate their arms than alter the DFSG
as needed, then perhaps it's time to share governance of the Debian
Project with _users_.
Continuing in this direction is going to lose Debian users. Instead of
the vibrant Debian community, you're going to get the vibrant Mepis
community or the vibrant Xandros community. No one will use Debian
directly. It will only be the chassis upon which other distros are
But then again, maybe the developers don't care if this happens.