Re: d-i manual license
On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 04:56:19PM +0100, Gerardo Ballabio wrote:
> I've been having a look at the new Debian installation guide using
> The front page says that the manual is licensed under the GNU GPL. But
> then, the first section ("Installing Debian GNU/Linux (maybe 3.1) For
> i386") says:
> "We require that you properly attribute Debian and the authors of this
> document on any materials derived from this document. If you modify and
> improve this document, we request that you notify the authors of this
> document, via <firstname.lastname@example.org>."
> As you must know, that "notification clause" at least is incompatible
> with the GPL, and with the Debian Free Software Guidelines as well
> (fails the "desert island" test).
> I'm sure that you'll want to correct that.
I understood that to be a request rather than a licensing requirement.
Note that the first sentence says "require" while the second says
"request". You don't *have* to contact the authors, it's just something
Colin Watson [email@example.com]