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Re: [Bug-gnupedia] Content Format

From: Alexander Braun
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnupedia] Content Format
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 22:35:04 +0100 (CET)

->> We're talking about a practical issue of allowing, or not, potential
->> authors to use and submit articles written using the worlds most
->> common word processing software.
->Free software is not about practicality, but about principles. If
->pragmatism is what you want, the open source movement (not free
->software) is the answer.

and I think in this case freedom is not too difficult. I don't understand
anyway why the whole world tries to tell me that MS-products are necessary
for survival :)

somebody suggested in an earlier posting to bundle a package for the
people - let's say a GNE-editor. I like to use "Lyx". It prevents me from
thinking too much (I'm also lazy sometimes), it's gpl'ed, it produces
tex and postscript and from there it's not too difficult to get html out
of it. We could package it, write a tei-template or something like that
and everybody would be happy (afaik there exists also a windows port of

and - btw - the native format of word is not html, so it is not a suitable
tool for a web-encyclopedia anyway.


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