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Re: GNU FDL (was Re: Bug#141561: gnu-standards: Non-free software in main)

On Sun, Apr 07, 2002 at 10:26:48PM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> > 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.

Um, it fails section 3 (Modifications permitted) of the DFSG? A strictly
literal reading of the DFSG clearly prohibits Invariant Sections. Any
body claiming that the FDL (with Invariant Sections) is free is
basically proposing a change in the DFSG, or at least the readings or
scope thereof. I'd say the onus is on the people who want to change the
status quo.

David Starner - starner@okstate.edu
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