Savannah rejects a project because it uses GPL

Ben Finney ben at
Sat Feb 11 22:47:36 UTC 2006

On 11-Feb-2006, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
>    Some FAQs are software (some are even kept as programs, either in
>    general-purpose languages or specialised ones like latex or
>    PostScript.)
> FAQ's are not software, a computer cannot run a FAQ.

A computer can run a PostScript or LaTeX program; indeed, most of them
are practically unreadable by a human until a computer has done so.

A FAQ document or manual is often a PostScript or LaTeX program.

Are these programs not software?

Are these programs not FAQ documents or manuals?

Some manuals are programs. Some are not. Neither case is uncommon or

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