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

Hubert Chan <hubert@uhoreg.ca> writes:

> On Fri, 24 Mar 2006 22:59:59 +0100, David Kastrup <dak@gnu.org> said:
>> 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.
> Do you assert that any software without documentation is non-free?

Software _bereft_ of its documentation is crippled.  In particular, if
access to the documentation is a well-integrated operation of the

If Debian considers crippleware "free", they are sending out a message
about freedom that does not seem particularly helpful to the cause.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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