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Re: The debate on Invariant sections (long)

On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 11:21:42AM +1000, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> >   Writing docs is something people don't like. Let's be realistic.

> And I think you're being over-broad in your generalisation.  I think that
> it's safe to say most *programmers* aren't keen on writing docs, but not
> everyone is a programmer...

Rewriting programs for political/legal reasons alone is also something
people don't like; it's a waste of time.  Jerome's argument applies to
software as much as documentation.

Non-free is non-free.  Non-free stuff, such as the Emacs manual, doesn't
belong in main, regardless of whether it's software or something else.
(The fact that it's the FSF promoting this non-freeness is disturbing
but irrelevant.)

Glenn Maynard

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