Re: The debate on Invariant sections (long)
On Mittwoch 28 Mai 2003 00:40, Richard Stallman wrote:
>>> A political essay is (typically) written by certain
>>> persons to persuade the public of a certain position.
>>> If it is modified, it does not do its job. So it makes
>>> sense, socially, to say that these cannot be modified.
>> Then, why are there so many political essays under the
>> GFDL, without invariant sections?
> You'd have to ask their authors about that. I won't criticize
> their decisions, but I don't see a reason to do it.
I think that my question was not clearly phrased. I do not want
to know why people do something that does not make sense in your
What I am interested in is how you come to the conclusion that it
is more difficult (or even impossible) to persuade the public of
a certain position with a modifyable essay than it would be with
a non-modifyable one. I do not understand the mechanism that is
supposed to make the modifyable text less persuasive.
So, can you construct an example?
"Look! They have different music on the dance floor..."