Re: call for seconds: on firmware
Pierre Habouzit <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: [...]
> [SC 1] doesn't require the so called source of the work to exist
> within Debian explicitly. It asks for any component in Debian to meet
> the DFSG.
> In turn however, the DFSG requires that in their §2. The DFSG use a mix
> of "component", "software", "program" words, which makes them a mess in
> that regard.
Quite right! We need some editorial changes to fix this(!)
Except we already tried that, with the social contract, not long
before madcoder joined. Surely no-one joining in 2005 could be
ignorant of what SC 1 applies to, given all the noise in 2004?
Actually, the DFSG don't use "component", "software" or "program" but
some of the explanations/illustrations do.
I think the DFSG could be written exactly, maybe using some system of
formal symbols, and there would *still* be disagreements about the
meaning. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance, sadly.
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