Re: Understanding the GFDL GR proposal and amendment
I would like to throw my hat in the ring to try to clarify to
y'all what I believe the GR and amendments are doing, and which may
explain why the ballot is shaping up the way it is -- and that
involves the release tea decision that the GFDL is non-free.
I am currently reconsidering the 3:1 requirement for the
amendment, and also am considering splitting the amendment off into a
separate GR, since the issues may be only superficially related.
For example, follow the URL in , you can see that a number
of bugs have been declared serious RC bugs. Then, the messages to
firstname.lastname@example.org referred to in  and  are
messages frmo the release team before () and after () the
release of sarge laying out their position unequivocally.
,----[ The release team states: ]
| * Debian says GFDL is non-DFSG-free
| * GFDL material will not be included in main
I posit the GR is a position statement explaining Debian's
,----[ Anthony's proposal states: ]
| * The problems with GFDL are "Invariant Sections", "Transparent
| Copies" and "Digital Rights Management"
| * FSF could make a new version of the license DFSG-free but hasn't
| done so despite four years of negotiation
I also think Adeodato's amendment is actually conflating a
position statement and an overturning of the rm team decision.
,----[ Adeodato's amendment states: ]
| * Override the RM team, and Debian state that says GFDL is
| non-DFSG-free only in some modes of use
| * GFDL material in these modes of use will not be included in main
| * The problems with GFDL are "The DRM Restriction", "Transparent
| and Opaque Copies" and "Invariant Sections"
| * Only the "Invariant Sections" problem makes the GFDL
| * The other problems make GFDL incompatible with some other
| licenses, but does not make material with no "Invariant
| Sections" non-free -- thus Debian continues to include it
| in main
Subject: Bits (Nybbles?) from the Vancouver release team meeting
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 20:45:09 -0800
Subject: Removing non-free documentation from main
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 02:36:11 +0200
Conquering Russia should be done steppe by steppe.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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