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Bug#183860: RMS's comment on this bug is mostly irrelevant. :-/

Scripsit Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>
> On Thu, Dec 25, 2003 at 08:14:23PM +0000, Henning Makholm wrote:
> > Scripsit Nathanael Nerode <neroden@twcny.rr.com>

> > > Not quite.  The TeX macros are combined with the texinfo document, and
> > > TeX uses the result to produce a DVI or PostScript doument.

> > Yes. But the output of TeX contains no creative elements from
> > texinfo.tex and therefore is not a derivate of texinfo.tex.

> What's a "creative element"?

It's what makes copyright law apply to the relation between the two
works at all.

Henning Makholm       "It was intended to compile from some approximation to
                 the M-notation, but the M-notation was never fully defined,
                because representing LISP functions by LISP lists became the
 dominant programming language when the interpreter later became available."

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