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Re: New section for firmware.

Gunnar Wolf <gwolf@gwolf.org> wrote:
> Sometimes we don't include documentation not because it is sourceless
> (at any rate, what is the source for a .txt file but that file
> itself?), but because it is simply non-free. Think about the RFCs:
> They are not legally modifiable. and there is _good_ reason for that
> (i.e. if you modify/redistribute RFC821, you might trick somebody into
> believing that GIVEMEROOTSHELL is a valid SMTP command).

That is a good reason for having verifiably digitally-signed
copies of the RFCs, but it is not a good reason for using copyright
to forbid a general freedom to modify the RFC documents.

Hope that explains
MJ Ray (slef)
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