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Re: Defining free, and the DFSG's terminological shortcomings

On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 11:54:25PM +0000, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Pierre Habouzit <madcoder@madism.org> writes:
> > Yes, I believe the DFSG are clumsy when it comes to its terms. Component
> > is clear. Firmwares are part of Debian components for sure, there is
> > absolutely no doubt about that. But I'm honnestly not sure what
> > "programs" or "software" mean, and in §2 that's the terms in use, and
> > that's the sole § causing issues with them.
> >
> > We have had quite a few rounds of GRs to say that documentations,
> > images, documentation, fonts... are softwares, we could continue such
> > rounds, or make the DFSG clearer. I would be more on the latter side.
> I think it's fairly clear that the project is split on this.

I know, though we really cannot afford the big flames about firmwares on
each release, we should try to find a sane compromise here, but I've no
clue where to start in the first place.

·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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