Re: GDB Manual
> Whether to change the GFDL is not a Debian decision, so I've decided
> not to discuss that here.
Is there a public forum where you are willing to discuss that?
Not now, and not in the way that some people want to discuss it
(they throw stones at me while I stand there and get hit).
They outnumber me, and I can't keep up with them, so I don't
think it is useful to try.
This is a remarkable interpretation of the generally polite, reasoned
discussion here. We aren't trying to "throw stones at you". We
certainly don't want you to "keep up" (by throwing stones back ?!?).
I, anyway, attribute no malice to you. (Merely incompetence. ;-) )
Do you realize that at least one GNU contributor is quite unhappy about
the use of the GFDL on their work? See
You still haven't answered two questions put to you publicly, which are
important for clarification of where you're coming from. If we got
clearer answers, we wouldn't keep asking you questions.
1. I asked:
>Where there is definite consensus is that "shackling" a technical
>manual to a political statement imposes unacceptably non-free
>restrictions on the right to modify the technical manual.
>You clearly believe that these restrictions simply aren't important.
>This appears to be because you believe that the types of modification
>which are restricted (generally speaking, modifications to fit in
>tightly limited spaces, either physical or programmatic) aren't
>necessary for freedom. Is this correct?
If it's correct, I, for one, will not discuss this with you further,
because I see no way of changing such an opinion. If I am *wrong* and I
have misunderstood your position, I want to be corrected so that I do
not misrepresent you!
2. Branden Robinson said to you:
>Aside from yourself, is there anyone entitled to interpret the GNU
This is a real question. If the answer is "no", obviously there's no
point in talking to anyone *but* you about the GNU Project's standards.
If the answer is "yes", then there are other people who we can ask
questions of, see if they have different opinions, or simply if we can
get clearer and more specific responses.