Clarifying non-free parts of the GNU FDL
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The Gimp-Print User's Guide (package gimpprint-doc) is currently
licensed under the terms of the GNU FDL.
During discussion with gimp-print upstream about the potential
problems with the GNU FDL and the possibility of relicensing it, a
number of issues have cropped up, which I'd be grateful if you could
assist with. I have pointed to Manoj's draft position statement as a
summary of the issues with the FDL found to date, which we have been
If the documentation was to remain GFDL licenced, would be possible to
add a clarification to the licence in order to counter the main
problems which would affect this work? The work is written in
Docbook/SGML, and contains no invariant sections.
Specifically, would it be possible to
1) Allow storage/transmission on encrypted filesystems/links to
counter the "DRM restriction"?
2) Not require forcing distribution of transparent copies with bulk
If these clarifications were to be made, would the licence be
considered DFSG-free? Are there any other possible amendments that
could be made to make the licence DFSG-free?
Lastly, are there any alternative licences available? The author (and
copyright holder) of the work would prefer a licence suited to
documentation rather than programs (which I don't disagree with).
BTW, please could you CC me on any replies--I'm not subscribed to
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