Re: GNU FDL (was Re: Bug#141561: gnu-standards: Non-free software in main)
Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> Le Dimanche 7 Avril 2002 09:57, Ben Pfaff a écrit :
> > Joseph Carter <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > Package: gnu-standards
> > > Version: 2002.01.12-1
> > > Severity: serious
> > > Justification: Policy 2.1.2
> > >
> > > The GNU standards are licensed under two seperate licenses, neither
> > > one of which meets the DFSG.
> > >
> > > The first is the GNU FDL, which blatantly violates sections 5 and 6
> > > of the DFSG. The second license allows only for verbatim
> > > distribution, changes are not allowed. This violates section 3.
> > >
> > > Please move this package to non-free.
> The GNU FDL violates the DFSG ?
I thought that it hasn't been finally resolved if the GNU FDL meets
the DFSG or not. However, there seemed to be consensus on documents
released under the GFDL with large sections marked invariant are
probably not DFSG-compliant, but documents with small, off-topic
parts are. Check the archive of debian-legal.
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