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

On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 10:02:35PM -0400, Michael Poole wrote:
> 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.

Note that the winning option of that GR ("GFDL-licensed works without
unmodifiable sections are free") did in fact achieve a 3:1 supermajority,
even though it was not required to. 

For comparison, the other options did not achieve a 3:1 supermajority. The
first option, "GFDL-licensed works are unsuitable for main in all cases",
came close to, but didn't achieve a 2:1 supermajority, while the third
option, "GFDL-licensed works are compatible with the DFSG", didn't
achieve a simple majority, let alone the 3:1 supermajority required of it.



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