|> Well, when we are speaking about a distribution,
> then we normaly speak about software i.e. parts
> you can find on a CD or download. I do not really
> care what you put on paper besides it.
If you think anything storable in electronic form is software, then you immediately have a problem because not all forms are equal. Worse than that, it ignores potential problems outside the eletronic realm - for example, is a document that you cannot copy onto paper a "free" document? It shouldn't be, but if you only consider the document as "software" then you're missing a big part of the picture.
As an example, look at music. Music is treated differently to literary works in law (there is no such thing as mechanical/performance rights in software) which must be addressed for a song to be a "free" song. Your freedom to edit and modify is a song is curtailed by what is actually possible - it's much harder to alter than software. To treat music and software the same is to over-generalise, even though there is a lot of commonality between the two. And if you over-generalise, you lose important details.
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