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

On Mon, 27 Mar 2006 05:37:14 +0200, David Kastrup <dak@gnu.org> said:

> Peter S Galbraith <p.galbraith@globetrotter.net> writes:
>> To me, the non-freeness added to developers (for a fork, for example)
>> is more important than the inconvenience (or possible extra costs) to
>> publishers.

> If it leaves you no sensible way to publish your own manuals, the word
> "freedom" seems to acquire a backward meaning.

"If it leaves you no sensible way to copy between a program and its own
documentation, the word "freedom" seems to acquire a backward meaning."

Frankly, I think that the developers' freedom is more important than a
publisher's minor inconvenience or added cost.  And if that were the
only reason for different license terms, IMHO the sensible thing to do
would be either to license the documentation under a GPL + exceptions
license, or to dual license.

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