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Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> a tapoté :

> On Monday 22 September 2003 14:32, Mathieu Roy wrote:
> > The point is whether every software needs to be free or just program
> > and their documentation.
> The point is whether every software IN DEBIAN needs to be free.

You are right, that's the question. 

Free, in think that everybody agree, but under which definition of
freedom? Does the DFSG definition of freedom that applies to program
(nobody question that) help us to draw the line at the correct place
also for documentation?

In other terms, do we consider the fact that we cannot modify a
political essay in a documentation so harmful that we would prefer
stopping delivering this documentation?

That is indeed the question.

I think personally that it is harmful to do so and harmless to let
that essays where they are, since they do not interfere with the
program and documentation usability.

What do you think? Saying it's not DFSG-compliant is not an

Apart from MJ Ray, which think that any document should follow the
Free Software rules, software or not, nobody against the GFDLed text
inclusion clearly stated his point of view.

People are complaining about this discussion being endless. But they
just have to say what they are thinking good or bad for Debian in this
case, not just what is their interpretation of a text. Right, in this
case -project is maybe a more appropriate place, but it is here where
the discussion started.


Mathieu Roy
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