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Re: Please see the GNU FDL discussion on debian-legal



begin  Gustavo Noronha Silva  quotation:

> Em Tue, 9 Apr 2002 14:26:39 +0300, Richard Braakman <dark@xs4all.nl> escreveu:
> 
> > If the GFDL were a "free to use and modify" license, then we would not
> > be having this discussion.  The problem is that the GFDL specifies
> > parts that we are _not_ free to modify, or even to delete.
> 
> indeed, I would not like to see people modifying my points of view and
> redistributing saying that's what I think, you see

Come off it. The license can specify that changes be identified without
requiring that sections never be changed or removed. You might as well
argue against the GPL on the grounds that someone might add a lot of
stupid bugs into your program and then redistribute it, thus making you
look like an incompetent programmer. This is why Section 2 of the GPL
requires prominent notice of any changes made. I am less familiar with
the GFDL, but I expect it includes a similar requirement.

So leave the straw men out of this, please. (Though admittedly we might
have less to discuss then.)

Craig

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