Re: The debate on Invariant sections (long)
> > > > > If it's part of emacs, then it's very clearly non-free software
> > > > > and the whole thing should be removed from Debian (unless the
> > > > > FSF doesn't have to follow everyone else's definition of
> > > > > freedom).
> > > >
> > > > "The whole thing"? Emacs itself?
> > >
> > > Yup.
On Wed, 14 May 2003, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> I don't agree. Just take out the offending part.
The GFDL does not allow us to take out the offending part - it contains
sections which are not allowed to be removed.
If Emacs + it's documentation is considered to be a single entity which is
a derived work of both a GPL product and a GFDL product, it is
undistributable even in non-free.
I personally consider them seperate works which we aggregate and
distribute together, but the FSF takes a pretty wide interpretation of
"linking", so I could be in the minority.
> Jérôme Marant <email@example.com> wrote:
> > That's insane.
We may disagree with RMS on this, but it's not helpful to call him insane ;)
Mark Rafn firstname.lastname@example.org <http://www.dagon.net/>