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Re: Attribution-ShareAlike License

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:

> On Thu, 11 Sep 2003 11:58:36 -0400, David B Harris <david@eelf.ddts.net> said: 
>> On Thu, 11 Sep 2003 17:30:22 +0200
>> Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> wrote:
>>> John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> writes:
>>> > This license is from the Creative Commons at
>>> > http://creativecommons.org/license/results-one?license_code=by-sa&format=text
>>> > It is designed to apply to text or similar works (manuals, books,
>>> > music, etc.)
>>> >
>>> > What do you think: DFSG free?
>>> It depends.  If it is applied to, say, a PDF document, I wouldn't
>>> consider the result DFSG-free because PDF is not a format suitable
>>> for editing.
>> Are you being sarcastic, pointing out the vagueness of the terms?
>> Many people edit PDFs directly (myself included on occasion).
> 	As have I, but I have had to resort to using non free tools on
>  a non free OS to do so. Are you aware of free software that would
>  allow me to directly edit PDF files?  If not, then Florian may have a
>  point. 

Emacs.  Vim.

PDF files *are*, to some extent, editable as text.  You probably won't
enjoy the experience, but they're not any worse than most
machine-generated postscript.


Brian T. Sniffen                                        bts@alum.mit.edu

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