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Re: Legal questions about some GNU Emacs files

Alex Romosan <romosan@sycorax.lbl.gov>:

> WHY-FREE is not documentation! it is a manifesto in which rms expounds
> on his views on free software.

It doesn't really matter whether it's documentation or not. The
question is, is it free?

> it's _his_ opinion and as such it
> should not be altered.

However, there is a difference between changing someone's opinion and
editing a text that originally expressed someone's opinion, as the
following edited quotation is intended to illustrate:

> it's not _his_ opinion and as such it
> should be altered.

(I know you didn't say that.)

> this doesn't make it non-free.

How does that follow from the definition of "free" applicable in this
context? http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines

> this thread is getting weirder and weirder...

It certainly is!

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