Richard Stallman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I value freedom in documentation just as much as I do for programs. I
> value it so much that I designed the GFDL specifically to induce
> commercial publishers to publish free documentation.
You don't value the freedom to modify the whole book. You value
freedom in *documentation*, but you don't value freedom in *books*, it
seems. Only certain books--only certain parts of books, in fact.
And you don't value freedom in documentation enough, because you don't
value the freedom to distribute documentation all by itself.
> This reminded me of another relevant difference between manuals and
> software. It is harder to find good technical writers as volunteers
> than good programmers as volunteers. So I decided it was worth while
> going quite close to the line, in the GFDL, to try to induce
> commercial publishers to use it.
Has this been successful?
- Re: GFDL
- From: Richard Stallman <email@example.com>