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Re: A possible GFDL compromise: a proposal

* MJ Ray (markj@cloaked.freeserve.co.uk) [030921 23:19]:
> "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,

Sorry, but at least I understood software at start of discussion more
as a synonym to programms, but I'm not a native english speaker. I
have however learned that we use the word software (at least) here at
Debian as the opposite of hardware, and I'm fine with it.

So, it's not true that all people using software as programms are
doing it to get better arguments. There are some people that do it,
especially if they are not able to adjust their usage of a word to the
meaning that's common here.

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