Re: [rant] Re: Consequences of moving Emacs Manuals to non-free
Hubert Chan <email@example.com> writes:
> On Fri, 24 Mar 2006 22:59:59 +0100, David Kastrup <firstname.lastname@example.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