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Re: Debian GNU/Linux Reference Card under construction

On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 12:34:56PM +0200, W. Borgert wrote:
[no comments on the contents other than those already given]
> http://people.debian.org/~debacle/refcard.pdf (ISO A4 format)

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You are breaking your own license. From

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In other words: if you apply the GFDL to your text, you have to include
the text of the GFDL /as part of your work/. I don't see the text of the
GFDL anywhere on your reference card. Not that it would make sense to
actually do this, but according to the letter of the GFDL, you're still
required to do so.

Apart from that, and after long discussion, the GFDL has been deemed not
DFSG-free by the participators of the debian-legal mailinglist. Surely
you wouldn't want to write a reference card about Debian which could not
be distributed by Debian itself?

     smog  |   bricks
 AIR  --  mud  -- FIRE
soda water |   tequila
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