Re: FYI: GNU Emacs Manual to be moved to non-free
En réponse à "D. Goel" <email@example.com>:
> > Hi Emacs users,
> > There is an ongoing discussion on debian-legal about the license
> > 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
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>