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Re: coupling software documentation and political speech in the GFDL

On 2003-09-26, Bruce Perens <bruce@perens.com> wrote:
> The conflict is around the need professed by FSF to hitch political speech
> to the cart of software documentation, and the fact that Debian, while it
> may have been designed in part to achive a social or political goal, was
> designed to deliver software rather than political speech.

Sure, that's a nice analysis.  What do you propose to do about it?
Debian would be quite happy to distribute modifiable political speech
(with suitable provisions for protecting the author's integrity), but
the FSF has not shown any interest in considering that possibility;
and most DDs posting here seem quite firm in the view that
unmodifiable political speech is not allowed.


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