Re: Question about translating and editing gpl document.
First and foremost, none of this is legal advice; if you want legal
advice contact and retain your own attorney.
On Thu, 27 Apr 2006, john skofot wrote:
> The translator makes no mentioning of the fact that the document
> isn't merely translated, but also heavily edited, and nothing like
> the original anymore.
So long as the translator has:
a) [,,.] cause[d] the modified files to carry prominent notices
stating that [they] changed the files and the date of any change
They're not in violation of the GPL.
See §2 of the GPL.
It has always been Debian's philosophy in the past to stick to what
makes sense, regardless of what crack the rest of the universe is
-- Andrew Suffield in 20030403211305.GD29698@doc.ic.ac.uk