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Re: GNU FDL (was Re: Bug#141561: gnu-standards: Non-free software in main)

On Sun, 2002-04-07 at 23:54, David Starner wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 07, 2002 at 10:20:28PM -0500, Jeff Licquia wrote:
> > Also consider that pulling gcc from main would fracture the project; it
> > would become literally impossible to build a completely free OS, given
> > that the whole ball of wax would depend on a non-free compiler.
> Why do we need to pull gcc from main? We just need to pull gcc's
> documenation from main. 

Technically, yes.  But how useful is a compiler with no documentation?

The point is that pulling everything out that's GFDL isn't really a good
option; it damages the project for zero gain.  This is especially true
in the long term, as projects follow the FSF's lead and start releasing
GFDL docs.

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