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Re: Proposal: The DFSG do not require source code for data, including firmware

On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 10:30:33AM +0200, Bas Zoetekouw wrote:

> You wrote:

> >         3. supports the decision of the Release Team to require works such as
> > images, video, and fonts to be licensed in compliance with the DFSG without
> > requiring source code for these works under DFSG #2; and

> >         4. determines that for the purposes of DFSG #2, device firmware
> > shall also not be considered a program.

> Would it be possible to vote on these two issues seperately?

It would certainly be possible, but I don't see any value in voting on the
first of these points on its own because I think the release team is already
doing the right thing and doesn't need a GR to confirm it.  It's only the
latter point that's a question in my mind, so if someone wants to vote on
the former point alone they'd need to propose their own GR.

N.B., I would object to having any ballot options on the same GR that
consist of this same draft with point #4 stricken, because assuming rational
voters I would expect the voters who approve of that option to be a strict
superset of those who approve of my proposal, and I would call on the
Project Secretary to exercise his authority to keep these two proposals on
separate ballots to avoid prejudicing the outcome in favor of a "watered
down" option.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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