[Dev] [consensus][due: 2016-06-13]: New version for Parabola Social Contract

Isaac David isacdaavid at isacdaavid.info
Thu Jun 16 05:40:42 GMT 2016

Le mer. 15 juin 2016 à 22:15, Josh Branning <lovell.joshyyy at gmail.com> 
a écrit :
> I generally take issue with these exceptions, were they in the old 
> version of the Social Contract?
Apparently not, here is the history:
> Also, are there any instances where these exceptions have already 
> been included in the distribution?
Yes, probably for as long as Parabola has been around. The
documentation included with many GNU packages is an
example of it. Well, to be fair it's only parts of their
documentation, but those materials don't permit modification
nonetheless. Reflecting this fact in the social contract is an
improvement although it may have met some expectations
with surprise, precisely because it will stop producing false
expectations. This is not to imply the situation may not change
in the future.

> Also, the wording is confusing (perhaps contradictory), namely "All 
> documentation and cultural works included in products of the Parabola 
> project are Free Culture, with the exceptions of" and "All 
> documentation and cultural works created by or for Parabola are Free 
> Culture, with no exceptions."
I don't have issues interpreting it. In-house projects are libre
without exceptions. Imported projects are subject to the
exceptions. At the end of the day all software, fonts, sounds
and images in Parabola meet both the FSDG and the Definition
of Free Cultural Works as far as I can tell.
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