Subject: Re: Question on OSD #5
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 23:58:29 -0800

Quoting Matthew Flaschen (

> It doesn't explicitly say, but GPLv2 would seem to have passed Debian's
> notorious Dissident Test (,
> so I'd assume yes.

As a brief digression and reminder:  Neither the Dissident Test nor the
Desert Island Test, nor the Tentacles of Evil Test, nor the "DFSG FAQ"
where they reside, _has any role whatsoever_ in Debian Project
governance.  They are not "Debian's", in that substantive sense, but
rather are the personal views of several people who post to the public
debian-legal mailing list, including Debian developer Barak A.

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Rick Moen     woman she meets, and then teams up with three complete strangers       to kill again."  -- Rick Polito's That TV Guy column,
              describing the movie _The Wizard of Oz_