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Re: A possible GFDL compromise: a proposal

Richard Braakman <dark@xs4all.nl> writes:

> On Sat, Sep 20, 2003 at 08:32:55PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> writes:
> > 
> > > But Debian contains essays, logos, and licenses that cannot be
> > > modified.  These are not programs; are they software?
> > 
> > The essays and logos in question are in fact not part of Debian.
> I think Richard Stallman was referring to essays such as
>   /usr/share/emacs/21.3/etc/WHY-FREE 
>   (emacs21-common 21.3+1-3)
> "Verbatim copying and redistribution is permitted without royalty as
> long as this notice is preserved; alteration is not permitted."

Quite right; when I said "in fact not part of Debian", I misspoke.  I
should have said that they should not be in Debian.

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