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Re: A possible GFDL compromise

On Mon, 2003-08-25 at 20:38, Richard Stallman wrote:
>     Now, the World Wide Web exists.  And the FSF has its own website.
>     Anyone who looks at the attribution of any FSF program or manual
>     can probably find the website.  People who have never seen an FSF
>     program or manual can find the website, too.  The website will
>     always contain the GNU Manifesto, unmodified, regardless of the
>     actions of distributors.
>     In other words, what happens to the local copies simply isn't as
>     important as it used to be.
> These facts have not prevented the open source movement from quite
> effectively covering up what we stand for, and our movement's very
> existence.  They cannot make any specific person forget, but they
> have led most US journalists to deny our existence, so that
> most people never find out about us.  We need every method of
> informing them that we can get.

Out of curiousity - Has these actually been a case of people removing,
say, the GNU Manifesto or the LINUX-GNU file from Emacs, and then
distributing it on a large scale? Or removed other philosophical
documents from GNU manuals or programs when they are normally
distributed together, the specific example is unimportant.

Do you think this was the fault of open source movement (or those
misinformed by their rhetoric), or perhaps was it someone concerned
about disk or physical (e.g. number of printed pages) space?
Joe Wreschnig <piman@debian.org>

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