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

On Mon, 2002-04-08 at 01:42, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 08, 2002 at 07:27:40AM +0200, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> > DFSG stand for "Debian Free Software Guidelines". IMHO we ave to create a 
> > DFDG, "Debian Free Documentation Guidelines".
> Why?  What freedoms are important for software that aren't for documentation?

Revisionist history, for one.  I'm sure the FSF wouldn't appreciate the
GCC document being modified to make it look like Linus Torvalds wrote
GCC, for example.

What do we want when we want freedom in software?  Are we really all
that interested in stealing credit for things, or putting words in other
people's mouths?  Or are we just interested in having control in how the
system works?

And if it's the latter, how does changing a historical document affect
the system's operation?

> If the GFDL fails the DFSG, I'd say the proper response *isn't* to craft
> a new set of guidelines for documentation to make it fit.

If software is licensed under the GFDL with Invariant Sections, yes. 
But we're not talking about software; we're talking about documentation.

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