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Re: [rant] Re: Consequences of moving Emacs Manuals to non-free

JérÎme Marant <jmarant@free.fr> writes:

> David Kastrup <dak@gnu.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

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