Re: FYI: GNU Emacs Manual to be moved to non-free
On 14 May 2003 19:04:23 -0400, Thien-Thi Nguyen <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> 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
So why does documentation need invariant sections?
> 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.
I see. Since you are here not for serious discourse, or to
improve debian, but merely for entertainment; I am wasting my time.
> 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.
No. My thesis is that there is no unequivocal distinction.
> if you want to burn down a straw man, go
> for it. no better place to practice public speaking than in public.
A dilettante. No, if you are merely trolling for amusement, I
shan't feed you.
Chamberlain's Laws: The big guys always win. Everything tastes more or
less like chicken.
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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