Re: Inconsistencies in our approach
John Goerzen wrote:
> 1. Would removing the manual for Emacs, libc, or other important GNU
> software benefit our users?
Yep. I'm very unhappy with having non-free software (and software means
0s and 1s -- so nearly everything Debian distributes except the
physical CDs) in Debian; as a user, I chose Debian at least partly for
the Social Contract, which this violates.
> Would it benefit Free Software?
Yep. It would help promote the movement to have genuninely free manuals
for those pieces of software; manuals which could be integrated into
programs, used as help text, freely lifted from, etc.
I bet you thought you were asking rhetorical questions.