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Re: The Curious Case Of The Mountainous Molehill

On Tue, Feb 14, 2006 at 02:41:08PM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2006 at 08:55:35PM -0500, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> > Craig Sanders wrote:
> > 
> > > the DFSG also allows that the modification may be by patch only.
> > 
> > No, it does not.
> yes it does.
> > Quoting DFSG 4, with emphasis added:
> > > The license may restrict source-code from being distributed
> > > in modified form _only_ if the license allows the distribution
> > > of "patch files" with the source code for the purpose of modifying
> > > the program at build time. THE LICENSE MUST EXPLICITLY PERMIT
> > 
> > I have looked, and I can find no provisions in the GFDL explicitly
> > permitting distribution of software built from modified source code.
> the GFDL is applied to documentation, not software. by your loony
> literalist interpretation, no documentation can possibly be free because
> you can't distribute software built from it.

Oh, damn, does that mean that running it through the printer doesn't

Oh, sorry, ignore me.

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> it's a convenient form of literalism you have there, too. strictly
> literal and fundamentalist when it comes to any argument that "proves"
> GFDL is non-free, yet superbly fluid and flexible when it comes to
> mental contortions such as redefining non-software such as documentation
> to be software.  difficult trick that, to simultaneously believe that
> something is and is not at the same time.
> the DFSG is *Guidelines*, not *Rules*. Loony Literal Fundamentalists
> need to remember that and take a reality check before commenting.
> craig

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