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Re: Discussion - non-free software removal


On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 01:03:54AM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Hrm.  I think we should ask the RFC editors for a minor change, which
> would permit modified versions provided they are clearly identified as
> not the RFC.

iWhy does the mountain have to go to the prophet? I think it is time for
some Debian Free Documentation Guidelines, which actually know about the
special requirements for documentation (Interesting question: Is the GNU
FDL DFSG free?). Currently I can think of the following issues:

 - invariant sections (FDL)
 - front/back cover texts (FDL)
 - modifications having to go through the author or some organisation
 - non-availablity of the source in the author's preferred form
 - patent issues on standards

Basically I'd like to see documentation under the FDL (and similar
licenses) and standards that are freely distributable and not encumbered
by some patent in main.


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