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Re: Help for convincing authors of non-DFSG free documentation

On Fri, 2004-08-20 at 08:46, Andreas Tille wrote:
> Hello,
> a lot of documentation packages got serious bugs filed because of using non-DFSG
> free licenses.  I tagged one of my packages (zope-book) "help" at
>    http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=266417&msg=6
> and I think I should raise this issue here because it might concern others
> as well.  The main idea of this request for help is that maintainers of
> all these packages which are concerned try all on their own to convince
> authors to change their license.  But many of these authors do not really
> understand all these DFSG - GFDL issues.  SO why not setting up a web site
> which explains the problem clearly for the target audience?

http://people.debian.org/~srivasta/Position_Statement.html is a draft
position statement about the FDL. It is not an official Debian
publication (nor does it seem likely to become one soon, for incredibly
stupid reasons), but reflects the feelings of many DDs, and seems to do
what you want.
Joe Wreschnig <piman@debian.org>

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