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Re: All GPL'ed programs have to go to non-free

On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 11:52:19PM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 20, 2005 at 05:06:16AM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > I've heard three different stories describing this GR:
> > 1. it contained only Editorial amendments and didn't change anything
> > 2. the Debian developers decided in this GR that documentation has to
> >    fulfill the full DFSG guidelines
> > 3. many Debian mistakenly agreed with it because they mistakenly
> >    beliefed after reading the title that it only contained editorial 
> >    and no actual changes
> The SC, prior to GR2004-003, already required that documentation be
> DFSG-free.  I've never seen any strong argument otherwise, and
> GR2004-003 simply made it explicitly clear.  (GR2004-004 didn't make
> any sense at all, nor does it make any sense that Sarge can ship
> with non-free documentation, and at the time I found the posts of
> the RM on the topic to make no sense at all, but I was satisfied with
> the results of GR2004-003 and am able to bear the strangeness of
> GR2004-004 for now, since it'll expire on its own.)

If it contained only editorial changes as you are saying, you've thereby 
proven that your statement the documentation licencing was "firmly 
decided" was wrong.

> Glenn Maynard



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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