Re: [rant] Re: Consequences of moving Emacs Manuals to non-free
Peter S Galbraith <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> David Kastrup <email@example.com> wrote:
>> The Emacs documentation is far more integrated into its
>> normal operation than with other tools. It does not make sense to
>> separate them.
> Right. One wonders why they have to be under different licenses.
Because the manual is also distributed in printed form. And the GPL
is not really well-suited for publications in print: the obligation to
provide the full source code at cost means additional obligations for
a publisher, impacting the work flow and the price of the end result,
even though no sane person would actually have a use for the source of
that _particular_ publication instead of the one accompanying his copy
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum