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Re: (DRAFT) FAQ on documentation licensing



On Wed, 13 Apr 2005 16:56:04 +0100 Andrew Suffield wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 13, 2005 at 04:14:23PM +0200, Jacobo Tarrio wrote:
> >     Of course, a copy of the GNU Emacs manual printed on dead trees
> >     is
> > unequivocally documentation,
>                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> You mean 'not software'. It's always documentation; in softcopy form
> it happens to be software as well (and since it's written in info, it
> probably qualifies as a program).

I'm not convinced: a copy of the GNU Emacs manual printed on paper is
still software, just like the source (or even the binary in hexadecimal)
of a program printed on paper. It's information that may be processed by
a computer system: it's just stored on an unpractical physical support
(paper).

The manual on paper is obviously documentation as well.

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