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Re: The debate on Invariant sections (long)

On Sun, 1 Jun 2003 12:18:37 +0200, Alexandre Dulaunoy <alexandre.dulaunoy@ael.be> said: 

> Yes & No.  For example, a Free Software author wants to warn user
> for a specific usage of the software.  The classical example is a
> RFID software that can be used as a tool against privacy.  He adds a
> warning note in the documentation, the text is irremovable but other
> people can comment on the warning but they can't remove the warning.

	Hmm. If the software is free, I can then change the software
 to remove the specific behaviour being warned against; but the
 documentation still contains a incorrect, and irremovable warning. 

	I supppose I can tack on even more irremovable text to counter
 the warning (perhaps confusing the users).

	I would consider that not free for other electronic entities;
 I consider it similarily limiting when it comes to the

The way these things go, there are probably 6 or 8 kludgey ways to do
it, and a better way that involves rethinking something that hasn't
been rethunk yet. Larry Wall in <199710221859.LAA24889@wall.org>
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
1024R/C7261095 print CB D9 F4 12 68 07 E4 05  CC 2D 27 12 1D F5 E8 6E
1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B  924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C

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