Re: A possible GFDL compromise: a proposal
On Fri, Sep 12, 2003 at 12:42:12PM +0200,
Jacobo Tarrio <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
a message of 17 lines which said:
> Everything Debian distributes is software. After all, if it weren't, we
> wouldn't be able to store it in a FTP server, transmit it via the Internet
> or burn it in CDs.
This was very often written in that thread but it is wrong. To be
stored on a FTP server or burned on a CD, you just need to be
digital. You do not need to be software. The Bible does not become
software once you type it in vi or Emacs.
[This confusion between "software" and "digital" seems very prevalent
in Debian. I share Mathieu's regrets about it.]