Re: A new practical problem with invariant sections?
On Sun, Feb 12, 2006 at 05:19:37PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Craig Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
> > copy.
> 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
there's nothing in the GFDL that prevents you from doing that. the
capabilities of your medium are beyond the ability of the GFDL (or any
license) to control.
> Oh, never mind. Craig is not listening, he's just vomiting words out
> his mouth. Sorry.
no, it's lying arseholes like you who aren't listening. like every other
argument against the GFDL and every other alleged "proof" that the GFDL
is non-free, this is a mere CONVENIENCE ISSUE, not a FREEDOM ISSUE. the
DFSG does not require convenience, it only requires freedom.
stop trying to pretend that convenience is a freedom issue. it isn't. i
know that completely destroys all your arguments against the GFDL but
you'll just have to live with that - it being the truth and all. being a
lunatic bigoted zealot, you wont comprehend this but normal people place
a high value on truth.
it may be horribly inconvenient to not be able to usably install a
foreign language document on an english-only device, but that is UTTERLY
IRRELEVENT TO WHETHER THE DOCUMENT IS FREE OR NOT.
similarly, you can not legally install free software without permission
on a computer that does not belong to you - but that does not make the
nor can i run an i386 binary of a GNU program on a PPC CPU. that does
not make the GNU program non-free.
in case this simple point is beyond your meager powers of reasoning,
the point is that some things are entirely outside the bounds of what
a free license is capable of achieving - e.g. it can't legally grant
you permission to install the software on someone else's machine and it
can't make your english-only machine magically capable of understanding
craig sanders <email@example.com> (part time cyborg)