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Re: Proposal - Statement that Sarge will follow Woody requirement for main.

On Wed, May 26, 2004 at 08:50:55AM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> > If the US were to adopt Debian's provisions, is there some reason to think
> > the Bible couldn't be a Foundational Document for the US?
> That's so nonsensical I can't begin to formulate an answer.

> Having the US adopt the Bible as a foundation document would be something
> like having Debian adopt the Microsoft EULA as a foundation document.

Well, speaking of nonsensical... Do you really think "the Bible"::USA as
"Microsoft's EULA"::Debian?

> > Which means that the person claiming there is a rule has to meet the
> > burden of proof. Seriously, I'm happy to discuss this; but if you want
> > proof that there's no such rule, you're asking for the impossible,
> > even if it's the case.
> Let's settle for "if we are going to disregard the social contract,
> what is our basis for doing so, why is that ok, and how is that not
> setting aside some part of the social contract for something else?"

"If we're going to disregard Micorosoft's EULA, what is our basis for doing

We don't need a basis -- we need a basis to *regard* it. One possibility
is that it's constitutionally required. Another possibility is that
it's a good idea. These have different consequences depending on which
is the case.

Feh, whatever. If you're not interested in considering my view, I'll
stop wasting our time.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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