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Re: A possible approach in "solving" the FDL problem

Op do 14-08-2003, om 23:46 schreef Branden Robinson:
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 11:08:35AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > It's a /feeling/. Hence, I said 'I /feel/ that there is a difference'.
> Yes; most proponents of the
> less-freedom-for-documentation-than-for-software crowd appear to be
> operating at the bellyfeel level.

What's wrong with that?

There are many examples of situations where people feel that there's a
difference between the meaning of two words, but can't really name it.
Consider fruit and vegetables; the dutch words "stoel" and "zetel"
("stoel" being chair, "zetel" being chair as well, with the difference
being that a "zetel" is usually situated in the salon, although that's
not the entire definition). There are probably others; the difference
between "documentation" and "programs" may be one as well.

The fact that we have a problem defining the difference between the two
should not mean we can not or should not consider it.

Wouter Verhelst
Debian GNU/Linux -- http://www.debian.org
Nederlandstalige Linux-documentatie -- http://nl.linux.org
"An expert can usually spot the difference between a fake charge and a
full one, but there are plenty of dead experts." 
  -- National Geographic Channel, in a documentary about large African beasts.

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