Re: Amendment to GR on GFDL, and the changes to the Social Contract
Xavier Roche wrote:
I fully agree. The "Holier than Stallman" stuff is really getting
ridiculous. After the firmware madeness, now the documentation madeness.
And after that, the font madeness maybe ? (after all, fonts ARE also
software, and they shall be distributed with their original sources)
It's not about us being holier than Stallman. It's about Stallman not
caring that his new license is creating real world problems for everyone
but the FSF because only the FSF has permission to relicense their stuff.
The binutils package generates part of its documentation from header
files in order to get the structures and constants right. The headers
are GPLed, the compiled documentation is under the GFDL. For this
relicensing to happen, one must be the copyright holder, or have an
appropriate license, which after a quick glance does not seem to be
there. Thus, only the FSF may build the binutils package. I'd be very
surprised if that were to meet your definition of free software.