Re: [rant] Re: Consequences of moving Emacs Manuals to non-free
JÃ©rÃŽme Marant <email@example.com> writes:
> David Kastrup <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Since the principal goal for the Debian project is providing free
>> software and they can't consider GNU software free in documented form,
>> they probably should abandon the whole GNU/Linux project and instead
>> try packaging something like BSD/Linux, a Linux kernel with BSD
>> utilities all around.
>> But the current course is pure duplicity.
> Duplicity is trying to make people believe that licensing documents
> under the GFDL makes documentation free.
Can you come up with a single _actual_ example of somebody who had
been unable to put GFDLed software to some use which would generally
be considered part of responsible exercising of freedom?
> Why would restricted modifications of software be suddenly
> acceptable, while they would not with GPL?
Well, then _stand_ by your convictions. Remove software from the GNU
project from Debian. Free software with unfree documentation is a
sham. If you call the documentation unfree, then the software can't
be used like free software, and you should remove it, too.
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum