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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Updated process instructions on

From: bill-auger
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Updated process instructions on
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:46:54 -0400
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some of these criteria will no doubt require clarification - for
instance: "1.10 - Other Information for practical use" if not
"software" and "documentation" - software and documentation are already
covered in sections 1.8 and 1.9 and the FSF does not consider data (raw
information) or art to be "practical"; so it is not at all clear what
this criteria covers

i think the template page should have a link to the existing
"Free_System_Distribution_Checklist" page[1] which intends to describe
in detail what the criteria entails - it currently mentions only a few
but that page could be expanded to describe the intention of and
guidelines for each criteria on the new checklist

the existing "Free_System_Distribution_Checklist" page[1] already makes
clear something else that should be revised or at least clarified -
namely: the criteria: "1.6 - No software from the List of software that
does not respect the FSDG" - to be clear, that list is not a hard
blacklist but expects each entry to offer advice on how and if the
program can be brought into compliance - many or most of them do, and so
many or most of those programs can be included in a FSDG distro if the
recommended cleansing steps are taken

"List of software that does not respect the FSDG"

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