Re: Should our documentation be free? (Was Re: Inconsistencies in our approach)
On Thursday, Aug 14, 2003, at 02:42 US/Eastern, Sergey V. Spiridonov
MJ Ray wrote:
Sergey V. Spiridonov <email@example.com> wrote:
[...] There is a definition which says that documentation can be a
part of the software, but I failed to find a definition which makes
no difference between software and documentation.
This was a nice try to change the point under discussion. It was not
claimed that software and documentation are homonyms, AFAIK. Instead,
Are you sure?
I'm sure its not relevant. All that's relevant is if documentation
stored on a computer is software.
There is dead tree (e.g., a book) documentation. There is electronic
documentation (e.g., a PDF file). The only thing relevant is the
For the purposes of the Social Contract, is electronic
If yes, the DFSG applies to it. If no, all documentation must be
removed from Debian. Amendments to the Social Contract could change the
results here, of course.