Op wo 23-04-2003, om 17:00 schreef Hans Reiser: > Anthony DeRobertis wrote: > > > > >Consider that an Evil Company, say, starting with the letter 'M', could > >apparently make its changes to the documentation of a GFDL-licensed > >document near-proprietary by adding invariant sections and cover texts > >that are unconscionable to the original author. Something like an > >invariant section on how the original author's coding style resembles > >the intelligence of the infamous paper clip. And a cover text that > >"Linux Sucks". > > > Why is this a problem? Seems to me that it is their right to do so, if > they make a contribution that nobody else wants to be without, they have > earned the moral right to insult the original author. Well, it's your right to think so. But you have to understand that not everyone feels that way; the fact that the GFDL can potentially be abused into making the manual non-free *is* a problem. In fact, this whole argument started because 'someone' felt insulted. -- wouter at grep dot be "An expert can usually spot the difference between a fake charge and a full one, but there are plenty of dead experts." -- National Geographic Channel, in a documentary about large African beasts.
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