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Re: Should our documentation be free?

On 22 Aug 2003 12:04:55 GMT, Andreas Metzler <ametzler@logic.univie.ac.at> said: 

> Actually we don't necessarily need that much, separating "100%
> documenation" and "everything else" should be good enough, and we
> can apply DFSG to the latter category (including "100% software" and
> "partially software").

	I see. Your contention is that we should treat 100% software,
 99%software+1%documentation, 98%software+2%documentation,
 ... 2%software+98%documentation, 1%software+999%documentation --
 somehow differently from 100%documentation? Why, pray?

	What makes 99.99999%documentation + 0.00001%software so very
 different from 100%documentation? What, in removing that last bit of
 software so radically changes the effect of an inability to modify
 the work at will that we should redefine our concept of freedom?

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