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

Nathanael Nerode writes:

> If you want to amend the DFSG to state
> "3. Source Code 
> The program must include source code, and must allow distribution in source
> code as well as compiled form.  However, this requirement does not apply to
> firmware, defined as <insert your pet exemption here>."
> I would strongly oppose such a change, but it would be a legitimate,
> reasonable GR (requiring 3:1 supermajority of course).

Recent history -- in particular, GR 2006-001's winning option --
suggests that broad DFSG exemptions, when treated as clarifications or
interpretations of the project, are not necessarily so clear-cut about
requiring a 3:1 supermajority.

Michael Poole

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