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Mathieu Roy <yeupou@gnu.org> wrote:

> tb@becket.net (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) a tapoté :
> > Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> writes:
> > 
> > > If you want to criticize the FSF based on things you can imagine we
> > > might do, I am sure you can imagine no end of nasty possibilities.
> > > The only answer necessary to them is that they are false.
> > 
> > You are criticizing Debian based on things you can imagine we might
> > do, and have imagined no end of nasty possibilities.  When we tell you
> > they are false, you just continue saying them.
>   - Several persons of Debian stated on that list that they would drop
>     any political text of GNU in GNU packages they may maintain.

Citations please.  I have read no such statements.  You may be as guilty
as RMS at repeating this FUD all the time.  At least he had the
advantage of email lag in his favour.  What's your excuse?

>   - But even if Debian do not drop the GNU
>     political/philosophical/... texts from the packages, what will do
>     the other distro, way more popular than Debian, which does not
>     even recognize the collection of software they ship as GNU/Linux? 

Remi Vanicat <vanicat@debian.org> wrote:

: Does the license of Emacs forbid me to distribute it without the GNU
: Manifesto ? No it don't. Name me one such distro that have one time in
: the past distribute Emacs without it. And then I will consider this
: argument. 

I don't remember Remi posting on this topic before, but that was such
a convincing argument that I had to repeat it here verbatim.


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