Re: A possible GFDL compromise: a proposal
Joe Wreschnig <email@example.com> a tapoté :
> > I still did not get the point. Many many people seems to enjoy Britney
> > Spears. Does it mean that Britney Spears is wonderful?
> Musical (or other) tastes are almost entirely matters of opinion.
> > Many people in France thinks that Republic is something heavily linked
> > to Democracy, despite the fact the Republic model was clearly an
> > oligarchy.
> > Something can be popular and also completely wrong.
> If you would have read the thread, or my opinions on 'open source'
> versus 'free software' (consider this an exercise in Googling), you
> would know *I agree with you*
What difference does it make?
You can agree with me about this subject and however present arguments
that I consider pointless: for instance, what does it mean if an
expression is popular?
> , and so you didn't need to write a bunch of embarassingly stupid
> and incorrect examples.
These examples are correct. Musical taste is not a matter of
popularity. For the kernel example, unless you assume that most users
are familiar with kernel design, most people use a popular term to
describe something else than the kernel. And the fact that in
France many people ignore the concept they are refering to makes
sense too: the word Republic is popular but misused.
> So invariant sections are a failure both philosophically and
> pragmatically, which is typical of non-free things.
Was the message you are answering to talking about invariant sections?
Not a native english speaker: