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

On Thu, 24 Aug 2006 17:08:33 -0700, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> said: 

> OTOH, the source may require a non-free tool to render it into a
> binary firmware form.  If you don't have that tool, and maybe even
> no hope of getting access to it, is it any longer evident that the
> source is more useful than the binary for derived works?  

        But if you, as a user, do have such tools, then having the
 sources around is a freedom that could be important for you.  So that
 software, if it shipped with source, will give some additional
 freedoms, perhaps to only a subset of our users. One should not that
 the freedom granted to some users does not detract from the freedom
 of other users.

Every man is as God made him, ay, and often worse. Miguel de Cervantes
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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