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Re: Unicode data removal from descr-text.el

From: Dave Love
Subject: Re: Unicode data removal from descr-text.el
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 23:17:56 +0100
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> If you see a file that is technical in nature which doesn't have
> a free software license, would you please tell me immediately
> which file?

I don't understand why something that isn't software should have a
software licence.

> The license permits major transformation of the data, but does not
> permit simple changes.  That's why it's not free.  However, the
> license does permit us to release a transformed version under a
> different license which would be free.

If it's a lossless transformation (as it must to be useful), and you
regard it as free, presumably that means you're free to format the
data as you like.  Then what's to stop the results being identical to
the original (which is the form I want to use) or somewhat different
from it (which isn't useful as far as I can tell)?

That's what I meant about deriving a free file from a non-free one.

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