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Re: A possible GFDL compromise: a proposal

MJ Ray <markj@cloaked.freeserve.co.uk> a tapoté :

> On 2003-09-21 21:15:25 +0100 Richard Braakman <dark@xs4all.nl> wrote:
> > No, that's not a logical conclusion.  It's [...] slippery slope
> > fallacy.
> It's no less a fallacy than claiming "software" is controversial and
> worthy of special definition.
> "Software" is not a controversial word in English (roughly inverse of
> "hardware" in one sense).  Some people advocate a bizarre definition
> of it in order to further their agenda.  If you're going to define
> common words just because someone objects to the normal meaning being
> used, you'll get some bozo that objects to the word "social" and
> claims it only applies to the welfare state.  That's clearly ungood.

Since Debian use the translation "Logiciel" for Debian French pages,
it means that the word software must be clearly defined by Debian.

Mathieu Roy
  Not a native english speaker: 

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