GFDL Freeness and Cover Texts
(I originally posted this to debian-user, as "GFDL Freeness Question")
I have some articles on the general topic of software quality at:
They are all under the GNU Free Documentation License, version 1.1.
I would like these articles to be included in Linux distributions. But in light
of the recent controversy over the non-freeness of GFDL docs with invariant
sections, I would like your opinion on whether the way I apply the GFDL would
make Debian consider them non-free enough to refuse consideration. (This is
quite a different question from whether Debian would consider the articles worth
including because of their content.)
I don't have any invariant sections in any of them, but each of them specifies a
brief back cover text:
"This contains material from the Linux Quality Database at
Is that a problem?
Also, while I have your attention, I would also like to say that I would welcome
any translations of these articles to other languages. The Open Source
Development Lab has already translated the two kernel testing articles to Japanese.
Thanks for your help.
Michael D. Crawford
GoingWare Inc. - Expert Software Development and Consulting
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