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But there is a particular reason why the freedom to modify is crucial for documentation for free software. When people exercise their right to modify the software, and add or change its features, if they are conscientious they will change the manual too--so they can provide accurate and usable documentation with the modified program. A manual which does not allow programmers to be conscientious and finish the job does not fill our community's needs. Some kinds of limits on how modifications are done pose no problem.
Html (5 of 6) Why Software Should Not Have Owners - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF) This essay is published in Free Software, Free Society: The Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman. Other Texts to Read [ Catalan | Croatian | Czech | Danish | English | French | German | Hungarian | Indonesian | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Polish | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish | Turkish ] Return to GNU's home page. org. Other ways to contact the FSF. org. Copyright 1994 Richard Stallman Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article is permitted in any medium, provided this notice is preserved.
Around the same time, another non-free GUI toolkit library began to gain in popularity. This was Qt, from Troll Technologies. Ultimately Qt was used in a substantial collection of free software, the desktop KDE. html (16 of 21) Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution library. However, some commercial distributors of GNU/Linux systems who were not strict about sticking with free software added KDE to their systems-producing a system with more capabilities, but less freedom. The KDE group was actively encouraging more programmers to use Qt, and millions of new "Linux users" had never been exposed to the idea that there was a problem in this.