You are criticizing Debian based on things you can imagine we might
do, and have imagined no end of nasty possibilities.
I have hardly criticized Debian at all in this discussion. I was
trying to convince Debian developers that they should regard
GFDL-covered manuals as free.
I have only criticized Debian for one thing, and that is the practice
of distributing non-free software (programs). This is something
Debian has done for many years, not something I imagine it might do.
I expressed some surprise at the idea that Debian might remove
removable but non-modifiable essays from our manuals. That is not
really criticism. In any case, this possibility was raised by Debian
developers including you; I did not imagine it, and would not have
I don't like being unjustly accused, and that is part of the reason I
decided to terminate my participation in the discussion of license
matters. I will not try to convince Debian any further.
- Re: GFDL
- From: email@example.com (Thomas Bushnell, BSG)