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Re: GNU FDL 1.2 draft comment summary posted, and RFD

Jeff Licquia <licquia@debian.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 2002-06-16 at 21:29, Walter Landry wrote:
> > Jeff Licquia <licquia@debian.org> wrote:
> > > That's not the problem of the distributor.  If they handwrite "you can
> > > get your own copy from http://foo.com/bar"; on the back of the last page,
> > > they aren't required to give you network access for free to get the
> > > source.  As you say, it's an indirect cost.
> > 
> > What about if I said that you can get it by joining a free software
> > club, whose membership is "only" $50,000 a year.  This is just like
> > telling a kid from Ghana that they can get free software, but they
> > only have to pony up their annual salary to join the club of internet
> > users.  It would certainly be an indirect cost (They would offer other
> > fine free software), but I don't think this is what people are
> > thinking of when discussing free documentation or software.
> Of course, they could get access to all that software much more easily
> by asking their rich friend who has already joined the Official Ghanian
> Internet Club to download it for them, right?

They don't have a rich friend.  All they have is a Peace Corps
volunteer who printed out a bunch of copies when he was back in the
US.  And he's not returning any time soon.

Walter Landry

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