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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] ‘FSDG-free’ is a phrase to avoid

From: Dmitry Alexandrov
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] ‘FSDG-free’ is a phrase to avoid
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 02:30:01 +0300
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Quiliro Ordóñez <address@hidden> wrote:
> El 2019-10-13 07:32, Dmitry Alexandrov escribió:
>> bill-auger <> wrote:
>>> 1) is the debian kernel FSDG-free?
>>> 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’.
> This provides no useful information.
> It is centered on me

How is it centered on you?  You are by no mean the only one, who is used to use 
this misleading phrase.

> The policy is what is in discussion and has not called for the questioned 
> parties to argue against the case makers. The FSF is the one which should 
> make the calls for freedom

Sorry, I failed to grasp the point.  Could you reiterate in other words?

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