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Re: Not inherently free, but inherently non-free?

On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 11:09:39PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> > 	2) None of the proponents of this position came up with good
> > 	   reasons why the freedoms we consider so important for software
> > 	   don't apply to documentation.
> Well, there are many reasons, but you probably won't consider them
> good enough.  Personally, I'm much in favor of the concept of moral
> rights, and think that they still have a place in a free software
> environment.
> > 	3) None of the proponents of this position came up with a list
> > 	   of what should be changed in the DFSG to get the Debian Free
> > 	   Documentation Guidelines, nor did they even begin to write
> > 	   the DFDG.
> Debian has recently decided that no DFDG are needed, and despite all
> the talk about this decision, nobody actually wants to reverse it.

Just to be clear, did you mean to include yourself in that?  From the
above, it seems that you, at least, do believe that documentation should
be under a different set of guidelines than the DFSG.

Glenn Maynard

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