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

From: Cameron Patrick
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [OT] Debian should move all GPL sw to non-free
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 15:41:03 +0800
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James Blackwell wrote:
[...snip rant...]

Hate to say it, but Tom's rant was actually a good deal more coherent
and better written than yours.

Tom's argument can, I think be expressed more succinctly as:

1) To be DFSG-free, a licence must allow binaries built from arbitrarily
   modified copies of the source code
2) GPL 2(c) disallows a particular type of modification to the source code
3) Therefore the GPL is not DFSG-free
4) But the GPL /is/ DFSG-free
5) Therefore either one of the above points is false, or the DFSG is

I don't believe that you've refuted any of these.


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