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Re: FYI: GNU Emacs Manual to be moved to non-free

En réponse à "D. Goel" <deego@gnufans.org>:

> > Hi Emacs users,
> > 
> >   There is an ongoing discussion on debian-legal about the license
> of
> >   GNU Manuals. These manuals, an among them the GNU Emacs Manual,
> >   are licenses under GDFL but have invariant sections that are
> >   considered by Debian as non-free (if Debian decides to apply
> >   DFSG to documentation).  I don't like the idea of seeing the GNU
> >   Emacs Manual going to non-free but I have to admit that Debian is
> >   acting the right way and fairly.
> There are already very few users who stay away from non-free in their
> sources.list.
> I am sure almost no one consider FSF's manuals unfree just because
> DSFG thinks they are, and that we all want to continue to use them,
> whether or not these issues get resolved.  IOW, most of these users
> will continue to want to use these manuals.

I think so. Me at least.

> The net effect of this will be to force these few users to add nonfree
> into our sources.list..  which will make it very hard for us to find
> out what is free what is not before installing it.. and only serve as
> a huger inconvenience.

Sure I guess.

> If you *have* to do this, until the situation is resolved with FSF,

Not me. Debian as a whole.

> can they atleast be put in a different section, say "nonfree-but-gnu"
> (or abbreviated as "gnu"), so we can put that section in our
> sources.list and still not have to put "nonfree" in our sources.list?

I don't think people will accept to do this.

Jérôme Marant <jerome.marant@free.fr>

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