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Re: DFSG#10

On Wed, May 26, 2004 at 08:26:33AM -0400, Walter Landry wrote:
> The Social Contract defines the distribution as being entirely free
> software.  "copyrighted works distributable in digital form" don't
> belong in the distribution.

I'm pretty sure that the social contract is not asking us to avoid
distribute copyrighted works distributable in digital form.

> > Under the new social contract, he believes this distinction is disallowed,
> > because our free software guidelines are declared to be the standard
> > for judgment for all works in the debian system.
> > 
> > In other words, before the release of the new social contract, there was
> > ambiguity as to which definition of "software" was intended in the DFSG
> > -- the release manager picked the most typical definition, and this was
> > supported in his opinion by historical practice.
> It was disallowed by the old social contract.  There was a clear
> consensus, and I'm not the only one saying that [1] [2] [3].



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