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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Front page to wiki now modifiable again

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Front page to wiki now modifiable again
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 18:21:34 -0800 (PST)

    > From: Andrew Suffield <address@hidden>

    > > Well, what is _your_ definition of "free", since you think it is
    > > applicable as a touchstone which must be used to test any FSF
    > > licensee?

    > Here it is:

    > Clear, precise, and decidedly acceptable. Minus the hippie stuff, it's
    > the first test usually applied to any license under review to test
    > whether it is free enough for Debian (the DFSG is essentially this
    > written more explicitly, plus some pragmatic restrictions).

    > RMS has acknowledged that the GFDL is not free under this definition.

But that definition applies to _software_.  The freedoms enumerated
directly pertain to software (for example, you can not "run"

Would you apply the definition in that essay to a political essay?  or
to a musical recording?   If so, can you elaborate on the analogy you
have in mind and why it is a good idea?   Oh, and, yes, manuals, too.


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