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Re: Cover texts, GFDL, and Debian logos

On Sun, Feb 29, 2004 at 11:34:59AM +1100, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> How is the Debian logo so different from "front cover texts"?

Because it is not distributed in Debian 'main' ? Because I can not think
of any occurence where it would hurt to just replace it with another
logo? Because it is a god damn logo?

> Why is documentation not different from software?

Why _is_ it different then software?
I tried to discuss this at the LDP mailing list before, but
I got no satisfying answers. Why do some documentation authors who
write their documentation about and with Free Software think that
_their_ work is so much better, sacred, whatever, than the software they
use? I would really be glad to see one good answer to this...

> What about philosophical documentation?

Yeah, why is it different?

> What about our social contract, our developer guidelines, etc?
>  - Are they free software?
>  - Are they free documentation?
>  - Are they free for others to modify and distribute?
>  - And are they distributed in Debian "main"?

These are the only questions I found mildly interesting.
Go and check it.

And what has this to do with -devel? Go to -legal, -doc or -project.

[Sorry for any offenses, in a bad mood today]

Frank Lichtenheld <frank@lichtenheld.de>
www: http://www.djpig.de/

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