Re: various opinions on Debian vs the GFDL
On Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at 10:03 AM, Anthony Towns wrote:
you should be able to do a
text representation of a FFT or something, I would've thought. Long,
and ugly, but editable as text,
That's no better than a hex dump of the PCM data. It's not any more
editable in a text editor (possibly, quite less) than a hex dump of an
ELF object. _Technically_ it's editable. Practically, it's not --- and
that's what matters for the GFDL.
and satisfying the terms of the GNU FDL
as far as I can see.
"...suitable for revising the document STRAIGHTFORWARDLY with generic
Even editing MIDI-esque XML with a text editor wouldn't be all that
They allow images to be edited with image editors; drawings to be
edited with drawing programs; text files to be edited with text
editors; why not sounds with sound editors?
And, what about video? Are we supposed to edit that with text editors,
I'm not claiming anyone would /want/ to distribute sound this way, but
fact that you /can/ means this doesn't make GNU FDL docs non-free, IMO.
Making people jump through unreasonable hoops to modify a document
isn't, IMO, free.