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Re: General Positive Feedback re: revision of site (fwd)

On 30 Sep, David Wheeler wrote:

> The OSD (http://www.opensource.org/osd.html) is obviously focused on
> executable source code, but it's not clear to me that's a fatal problem.
> Lots of definitions of "software" include "documentation."
> Even more interestingly, when you use SGML the distinction (and issues)
> of "source" vs. "object" code still apply.  The advantages of referring

Precisely. Then also you have the question of how the output of
something is clearly an executable program, such as a "poetry
generator" is licensed.

I believe the distinction between software and documentation is
arbitrary at best, and complete rubbish at the extreme.

In case anyone thinks this is an irrelevance on this list, consider the
implications it has for what licenses are considered valid for LDP


terry@albert.animats.net, terry@linux.org.au

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