Andrew Suffield <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 06:23:14PM +0200, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote: >> > That would be clause #1 of the Debian Social Contract. >> >> Where do you draw the line between software, data and documentation? I >> get the impression that you are reading "Debian Will Remain 100% Free >> Software" to mean "everything in Debian will be Free Software" instead >> of "all the software in Debian will be Free Software". > > Well, of *course* we do. It would be idiotic and hypocritical to > interpret it as "The software in Debian will be free, but the > documentation doesn't have to be". > > We have historically allowed some free non-software things into the > archive, since it doesn't matter very much. Why does anybody think > that allowing non-free non-software things into the archive is > acceptable? It all depends on how you define "free". I think that documentation, as long as it's freely distributable and usable, is free enough. I don't see any need to require documentation to be freely modifiable. -- Poems... always a sign of pretentious inner turmoil.
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