Re: For those who care about the GR
On Sat, Jan 21, 2006 at 02:52:01PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> I am, at this point, unclear whether I hold GFDL licensed
> works without invariant texts non-free as a matter of opinion, or of
Fact 1: The GFDL include this:
"You may not use technical measures to obstruct or control the
reading or further copying of the copies you make or distribute."
Fact 2: The DFSG include this:
6. No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor
The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program in
a specific field of endeavor. For example, it may not restrict the
program from being used in a business, or from being used for genetic
There exist fields of endeavours that require mandatory encryption.
For example, if you work in security-sensitive field, you can be
required to use a hard-drive with built-in encryption. This technology
certainly control who can read the disk. In that case, you cannot copy a
GFDL licensed document to your computer for reading it.
Fact 4: the GFDL is incompatible with DFSG 6.
Imagine a large red swirl here.