Documentation vs. Software (Re: Savannah rejects a project because it uses GPL)
Alfred M. Szmidt
ams at gnu.org
Thu Feb 16 21:02:10 UTC 2006
> Yes, since the output is static. The output of a program isn't.
Then a program to generate the prime numbers or calulate the digits
of pi or whatever similar is documentation.
No, since the output, i.e. program, isn't static. You'd have a
point if you dumped the listing of prime numbers from the program,
which isn't static...
: Please stop twisting words, nobody will ever claim that a list of
numbers is a document. It is just a list of numbers.
I think this is getting boring, although some interesting point
have been made in the past days. Actually, you agreed to disagree a
few days ago, why don't we just stick to that and let this thread
rest in peace?
Cause we are hard headed hackers who do not know don't know what `give
up' means. Agreeing to disagree doesn't mean that we should stop
trying to convince each other.
Same about debian and non-free: everyone can demonstrate anything
in good faith, but it's still an opinion. You can say that debian
is non-free, but don't pretend to convince the others (and the same
applies to the other side, as you and those sharing your opinion
can't be convinced).
Debian is cleary non-free, there is nothing to dispute it. It isn't
even based on a opinion. It is simple to prove: Does the Debian
project distribute non-free programs? Of course it does, see the
non-free software section on their FTP site.
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