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Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge

Michael Poole wrote:
> Please stop this crusade to redefine "software."  Its definition:
> soft·ware, n. : The programs, routines, and symbolic languages that
>   control the functioning of the hardware and direct its operation.
> (From dictionary.com; WordNet 1.6 includes "associated documentation",
> but FOLDOC and others do not, and outside of Debian I have not seen
> "software" used to include documentation or non-program bits.)
> The entire point of the recent GR was that some Debian developers and
> users use "software" as the rest of the world uses the word, and
> exclude things like fonts, images, or statistical data.

When I walk into a store and want to purchase a copy of windows, mac
os, something to do my taxes, or an electronic encyclopedia, I go to the
"software" section. I do not go to the "collections of software,
documentation, fonts, images, sounds, and data" section.

see shy jo

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