Manuals, software, programs (Re: Savannah rejects a project because it uses GPL)
mjr at phonecoop.coop
Tue Feb 14 15:10:52 UTC 2006
"Alfred M\. Szmidt" <ams at gnu.org>
> > Program ::= binary data that can be executed by a computer.
> > Source code ::= Something that can be converted to binary data
> > that can be executed by a computer (either in
> > one, or several steps)
> > Software ::= Any of these two.
> Have you actually programmed an analogue computer? You are changing
> the _hardware_ to make it do things, not software. Please, if you are
> not interested in continuing this disucssion, stop sending stupid
> remarks like these.
The consequences seem stupid because those definitions are inconsistent
with reality. It was your definition of programs as a subset of software
which led to that contradiction. I don't hold much hope of reasonable
discussion with you, but highlighting your absurdity is worthwhile.
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