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

On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 10:49:21AM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> This kind of modification is not useful for standards documents, which are
> meant to provide a sufficiently robust description to facilitate the
> development of interoperable implementations, and not to document software.
> If you modify a piece of software which implements a standard, you do not
> make corresponding modifications to the standards document.

So all someone needs to do to make their document non-modifiable but
free according to Debian would be to call it a "standards document".

G. Branden Robinson                |    If a man ate a pound of pasta and a
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    pound of antipasto, would they
branden@debian.org                 |    cancel out, leaving him still
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |    hungry?              -- Scott Adams

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