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

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:

    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?

that's easy to answer: what beauty you perceive no one can destroy but
you.  whatever terms you choose for distribution are irrelevent, as well
as whether or not you distribute at all, when it comes to beauty.

i'll answer your questions anyway, disregarding the predicate:

    what are you doing in a channel about free software?

i'm here to study human beings and participate in the entertainment of
myself and anyone who would waste time reading these words.

    why should documentation be different? Are you implying that my code
    has less artistic value than some guys documentation?

i'm sure you can think of reasons why documentation is qualitatively
(and in the case of many volunteer projects, quantitatively) different
than software.  if you want to burn down a straw man, go for it.  no
better place to practice public speaking than in public.


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