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Re: coupling software documentation and political speech in the GFDL

bts@alum.mit.edu (Brian T. Sniffen) writes:

> Bear in mind that Debian does distribute freely modifiable political
> text, for which the original author is *dead*, and yet his original
> words are still copied about substantially unchanged: the book of
> Amos, for example, in package bible-kjv-text.  I think RMS fear that
> we would somehow change his essays is severely unfounded.

A nice example.  Consider that the words of Amos have been passed
around (since the current edition was prepared) for rather a long
time, with a pretty good record of maintaining accuracy.

BTW, Amos is one of my favorites.


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