[Dev] Fw: Parabola stance on game assets

bill-auger bill-auger at peers.community
Fri Sep 28 01:27:21 GMT 2018

On Thu, 27 Sep 2018 21:18:52 -0400 Josh wrote:
> There is a difference between the act of aiding/abetting proprietary 
> stuff and the act of 'physically allowing' the user themselves, to go 
> out (themselves) to seek and use proprietary stuff.

yes that is the gist of the FSDG as it relates to software - the FSDG
does not make that distinction for data files though - it only requires
those to be freely distributable such as "freeware"

i think the suggestion here is to apply that same rigor to all data
files as well, in the name of "free culture" - unfortunately, the
standard "free culture" definition does not actually do that either -
it actually does consider "freeware" to be "free culture"; which
renders it quite hollow and redundant in the context of a distro that
already adopts the FSDG standards

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