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Re: What improvements would be truly useful?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: What improvements would be truly useful?
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2018 17:20:53 -0500

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  > No, it really isn't. A document is a user-centric feature -- it's a
  > piece of work that stores information in a way that it useful to the
  > user.

I disagree with you there.  If something can't be copied to various places
and looked at, I say it is not a document.  It may be some other kind of thing.

  > The self-contained file notion is a developer issue.

No, it is absolutely crucial to being able to use the document
in the ways we are accustomed to use documents.

  > Following your definition, MS Word becomes a document editor and MS Word
  > Online does not.

I did not state a definition of "document editor" -- it's not part of the point
I want to make -- so I think that is a misunderstanding.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
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