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Re: FYI: GNU Emacs Manual to be moved to non-free

On 14 May 2003 12:29:18 -0400, Thien-Thi Nguyen <ttn@glug.org> said: 

> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:
>     Funny. Seems to me that demanding libr=E9 documentation keeps to
>     the spirit of freedom of software; rather than insisting parts
>     of software be immutable and unremovable.

> fine fine.  let me just re-arrange your 1's and 0's and misquote
> you:

>     Funny [...] that documentation keeps [...] software [...]
>     immutable and unremovable.

> hmmm, that's not what you Meant?  but that's what you Said, all i
> did was Excerpt some pieces.  don't Blame me for exercising my
> rights!

	Some of the my most cherished expressions of my creativity are
 the code that I write. I am appreciative of the mellifluous cadence
 of contributory blocks building to the finale of the result, to the
 elegant simplicity of transforming an abstract alorithm into an
 enchanting dance of procedures and classes. 

	Are you suggesting that I distribute my code under terms that
 barbarians could not destroy the enthralling buety of my code?

	If so, what are you doing in a channel about free software?

	If not, why should documentation be different? Are you
 implying that my code has less artistic value than some guys

	(umm, imagine me with a smile while saying this, I am not incensed) 

"...one of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that,
lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of
their C programs." Robert Firth
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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