On Mon, Sep 22, 2003 at 04:14:45PM +0200, Mathieu Roy wrote: > Mike Hommey <email@example.com> 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? Yes. > That is indeed the question. > > I think personally that it is harmful to do so That is without question, but that does not mean we should not do so (because the alternative isn't much better) > and harmless to let > that essays where they are, Harmless, perhaps. "The right thing to do", no. > since they do not interfere with the > program and documentation usability. > > What do you think? Saying it's not DFSG-compliant is not an > answer. It is. Moreover, it's the only correct answer. > 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. Please. Read http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/debian-legal-200308/msg01031.html and the thread that follows it. Or, if you don't have much time, that message and http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/debian-legal-200308/msg01680.html -- Wouter Verhelst Debian GNU/Linux -- http://www.debian.org Nederlandstalige Linux-documentatie -- http://nl.linux.org "Stop breathing down my neck." "My breathing is merely a simulation." "So is my neck, stop it anyway!" -- Voyager's EMH versus the Prometheus' EMH, stardate 51462.
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