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Re: A new practical problem with invariant sections?

Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au> writes:

don't be an idiot. you only have to keep the invariant sections if you
are DISTRIBUTING a copy. you can do whatever you want with your own

Right, so you can't *distribute* a copy on an ASCII-only medium, even
of the English translation of a Japanese manual, if the Japanese

Of course you can. You just keep the bytes representing the Japanese version intact even if these does not display properly on your device.

This argument is totally flawed. The same argument would show that any software with a license written in Japanese is not free (besause you usually must keep the license). So this claim amounts to say that for a license to be free it must be written in English (or at least in a language coded in ASCII or some similar code). This sound to be a discrimination for me...


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