Re: Intent to mass-file bugs: FDL/incorrect copyright files
md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes:
> On Nov 17, "Brian M. Carlson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> This is of course understood. But one could always upload to
>> unstable, AIUI. I am trying to *improve* the quality of the
>> distribution, not decrease it. The sentence was meant to stress to
> I'd say that it's not obvious at all how removing crucial documentation
> because some people do not like its license will help the distribution
> and/or the cause of free software.
I don't like a lot of licenses, specifically those that are confusing
and long and contain an "Exhibit A", because they are hard to read and
understand. But that does not make them *non-free*. What I have a
specific objection to in this case is the fact that the license is
non-free, not that it is long, or confusing. You are using a strawman
example by distorting my position.
What will help the cause of free software is if we refuse to
compromise on freedom within the Debian distribution. That is, in my
opinion, the best thing for the users and for the distribution. And
furthermore, in my bugs, I am offering a possibility to move the
documentation to non-free. That may be removing it from the
distribution, but it will still exist and be apt-get'able.