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Re: "The Free software Movement is a Scam" -Alfred Szmidt

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: "The Free software Movement is a Scam" -Alfred Szmidt
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 15:59:54 +0200

   "Non-free" is not part of the distribution.

Yes it is, it is not part of the `main' section, but it is still part
of Debian and stored in another section called `non-free', since
Debian supports it, and distributes it on their FTP site.  Anyone
trying to claim that Debian only includes free software is deluding

   Any document containing an "invariant" section is non-free.

No, it isn't.  It might be classified as non-free software, but then
documents aren't software to begin with, so saying "it is non-free" is
silly, saying that it is `non-free software' is obviously true since
they aren't software to begin with.

I feel like I'm repeating myself.

   > is non-free software, but then so is a car (since it isn't
   > software to begin with).

   Cars are not subject to copyright.

That wasn't what the comparison was about.  You said something to the
extent that GFDL manuals with invariant sections are non-free
software.  But then, so is a car, simply because it isn't software.
There is no reference to copyright there.

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