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Re: What do you win by moving things to non-free?

On Sat, Apr 16, 2005 at 08:42:25PM +0100, Matthew Woodcraft wrote:
> Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> >* The Invariant Section is retained, but another Invariant Section
> >  containing a rebuttal is added to the document. This would a) look
> >  silly, and b) be a beginning of Invariant Section bloat, in which a
> >  document could consist of 10% Invariant Sections, 60% rebuttals to
> >  Invariant Sections, and 30% of actual, useful, documentation.
> I do not think this option is as bad as you make it sound.

The fact that there is a need for a rebuttal, in the first place, is
already a sign that something is very wrong.

> There is no need for the rebuttal to be made invariant, and the
> rebuttal could just be a brief note explaining that the invariant
> section refers to a situation which has gone away.

Well, yeah, in the specific example I gave. Consider the possibility
that the original section refers to a situation which has not gone away,
but that the original author of the document has moved on to go do other
stuff, and that the current maintainers have a different opinion on what
the problem exactly is.

... and now they move on to other things as well.


The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the
pavement is precisely one bananosecond

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