7 Dec 2001 cjwatson   » (Master)

I spent most of last night and today getting flamed on Slashdot over the news that a lot of the LDP documents aren't DFSG-free and so the Debian doc-linux package, which I maintain, will have to be split into main and non-free portions. Naturally all the Slashmonkeys jumped on this, probably not helped by the exaggeration of the deadlines involved in the story itself. I've given up wasting my time trying to correct people's misconceptions and plain lies - the code is going to be enough work as it is.

On the upside, licensing debacles like this usually cause a few more people to pick free licences. And it actually turns out that the problem isn't as bad as we first thought it was: newer versions of the LDPL are free, which probably puts another 15% or so of the HOWTO collection into main. Work progresses on trying to decide what goes where.

We have a Christmas party at work (paid work, that is) tonight. Wonder if I'll be any less drunk than I was by the end of last year's?

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