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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [OT] Debian should move all GPL sw to non-free

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [OT] Debian should move all GPL sw to non-free
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 22:16:20 -0800 (PST)

    > From: James Blackwell <address@hidden>

    > > [*] "I was mostly interested (in my notes) in constructing (or
    > >      disproving the existence of) a _positive_ theory of why the GFDL is
    > >      right"

    > >   I wound up concluding that GFDL is nearly exactly right _but_:

    > >   1) it has a few minor bugs (which aren't even on Debian's map)

    > >   2) the eye-on-the-prize perspective is to figure out how to make
    > >      a future GPL version and GFDL version which are compatible.
    > >      Conceptually trivial but, hey, _I'm_ not the one who gets to 
    > >      consult with Mr. Moglen on writing it in such a way that it
    > >      sticks. 

    > [snipped myself here to save it for the thirty_one_ page rebuttal]

My confusion-supressor kicked in and told me to stress that the Debian
flame does _not_ contain my positive theory of they the GFDL is right.
It's just a side-effect of having that theory here in my scattered


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