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

Roland Mas <lolando@debian.org> writes:

   The problem is that the rules (guidelines, actually) for deciding
   what is free and what isn't do not emanate from the users but from
   our constitution and social contract.

well, the laws in some countries are heading towards this same rigidity;
who benefits?  if you have read _diamond age_ (neal stephenson), would
you compare debian to the first distributed republic or the second?  why
did the first fail?


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