Re: GNU FDL (was Re: Bug#141561: gnu-standards: Non-free software in main)
On Sun, 2002-04-07 at 20:28, Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 07, 2002 at 02:04:12PM +0200, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> > > The GNU FDL violates the DFSG ?
> > >
> > > In case this is true, nearly all KDE packages have to be moved to
> > > non-free as they use the GNU FDL for the documentation. For example :
> > > open KHelpcenter and click on "Introduction to KDE".
> > We should also move binutils and gcc to non-free because the manpages
> > are under the GNU FDL.
> So the FDL is a free license because it's inconvenient for it to be not?
No, they're saying that a vast majority of programs which are widely
considered free by our community are using this license. Thus, the onus
is on you to put forth a real argument for why it's not free.
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