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suggestion: DFDG - Debian Free Documentation Guidelines [was: Discussion - non-free software removal]



* Andreas Metzler <ametzler@downhill.at.eu.org> [2002-11-12 09:06]:

> Brian May <bam@debian.org> wrote:
> [...]
> > (then again; I don't see any RFC documentation packages in Debian, did I
> > miss something?).
> 
> The doc-rfc-* packages were not released with woody, because the had
> an rc-bug (guess what: license is non-free). Iirc they were on aj's
> 'A Round of Removals'-list too, so they might now also be gone from
> sid and sarge.


So how about a set of Debian Free Documentation Guidelines in addition
to the DFSG? Documentation is not Software and thus imo different rules
apply to them. Imo for a docs it is enough if it is allowed to be
redistributed and quoted while restricting modification is not
necessary. Docs available for free redistribution and quoting do provide
more freedom than commercial docs and this imo needs to be taken into
account.

As a solution to this problem a set of Free Documentation Guidelines
(propably with the introduction of a doc/restricted section) is
feasable.

yours Martin
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