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[GNU-linux-libre] ‘FSDG-free’ is a phrase to avoid (was: outstanding wor
[GNU-linux-libre] ‘FSDG-free’ is a phrase to avoid (was: outstanding workgroup conflicts)
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:32:46 +0300
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)
bill-auger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 1) is the debian kernel FSDG-free?
I’m very disappointed to see this ugly collocation becoming so widespread here,
so it started, as @address@hidden demonstrated us, contaminate the word ‘free’
as in ‘free software’ by itself. This is definitely not, what RMS with his
careful use of language would approve.
I understand, that it’s probably calqued from ‘DFSG-free’, but that phrase is
okay — DFSG is a criteria for free software in general, while FSDG is not. So
it may be, say, ‘FSDG-compliant’ or ‘FSDG-ready’, not ‘FSDG-free’.
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