Re: Proposal: The DFSG do not require source code for data, including firmware
On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 03:25:49PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> 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.
Then why don't you put the point 4 in a separate GR, where the project would
vote in all honesty if firmware are programs or not, and then on the strength
of that, you propose nice wordings surrounding it.