Re: The GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) and /usr/share/common-licenses
On Sat, 6 Apr 2002, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >>"Dale" == Dale Scheetz <email@example.com> writes:
> Dale> There are an ever growing number of packages that make use of
> Dale> the GNU Free Documentation License. Isn't it about time to put
> Dale> a copy of this license into the common reference area?
> Depends. Would you say that at least 1% of Debian packages use
> a license before it be deemed ``common''? How many packages use this
> license, then?
I can't answer any of your questions ;-)
What I do know is:
1. The GFDL is a published license of the FSF, intended for use by
2. The documentation provided by gmp-4.0.1 is now GFDL. This indicates a
move by GNU to use this license more broadly.
3. I placed my book under this license with the express understanding
that it was considered free. Now I'm hearing noise that this is a
non-free license. While I disagree, that is often irrelevant.
4. If we still have no free documentation license. I'm not sure how we
can make demands for "good" documentation.
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