Re: one of the many reasons why removing non-free is a dumb idea
Craig Sanders (email@example.com) wrote:
Not necessarily legally modified. In the US you may need a license to
modify works even privately; it's legally unclear.
This non-free data & documentation can still be used and even modifed by the
This is just too silly a claim to argue with. Even Stallman, notorious
supporter of non-free documentation, would disagree.
and the fact that modified versions can not be redistributed
really makes NO PRACTICAL DIFFERENCE to anyone at all. no one really needs to
modify doc-linux-nonfree-text, or povray-doc.....
"Any possible need to modify a program can be easily worked around with
any possible need to modify
can easily be worked around with an errata sheet,
"Any possible need to modify a program can be handled by submitting a
change to its authors."
or by submitting a change to
So this paragraph is complete nonsense, and I won't try to argue with it
any further, because so many people have already explained why it's