Re: The debate on Invariant sections (long)
On Sun, 1 Jun 2003 12:18:37 +0200, Alexandre Dulaunoy <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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