The Grumpy Editor's guide to free documentation licenses
Posted Oct 27, 2004 1:47 UTC (Wed) by dlang
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one term that you used frequently that I see as an issue is the refernce to an 'editable format'
given the variety of tools and formats available what is easily editable to one person may be completely useless to another person.
I've been known to create postscript files directly from vi for example, many people would not consider .ps files editable, but the content may not exist in any other format.
I agree that the idea of making a document unable to be modified makes it less useful, but at the same time I don't believe that all documents should need to be modified (exerpts pulled from them possibly, but not the same document modified) an example of documents in this class are the internet RFC's. there are all sorts of reasons to use parts of them in other documents, but absolutly no reason for anyone to modify a document and call it RFC3501 for example.
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