GNU GPL and Open Source Definition

bruce at bruce at
Wed Apr 28 16:17:16 UTC 1999

From: "Ean R . Schuessler" <ean at>
> Dictating that the method of distribution _must_ be the Internet does
> not make sense.

That wasn't the feeling while we were composing the DFSG - go check the mail
archive. It's available to the most people in the easiest possible manner,
without any handling required of the software producer after the original
upload. If you don't have easy access to the Internet, you know someone who
does and can put up or retrieve a file for you, even if they don't live in
the same country as you.


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