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Re: Unidentified subject!

Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> writes:

> You've asked me to explain why the criteria for free documentation
> licenses should be different from free software licenses (or, as you
> would perhaps put it, free computer program licenses).  I would rather
> ask why they should be the same, since they deal with different
> situations.  

A fair question.  Some answers:

1) Because the borders between the cases are ambiguous and uncertain.
2) Because we want to be able to combine works from different sources,
   and something covered by the GFDL cannot be combined with ANY
   program to produce a work of free software.

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