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Re: [rant] Re: Consequences of moving Emacs Manuals to non-free

On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 16:45:50 -0600, Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> said:

> On 23 Mar 2006, Sven Joachim uttered the following:
>> Ben Pfaff wrote:
>>> I just downloaded make 3.80 from ftp.gnu.org, and you appear to be
>>> wrong about that.  Here is an excerpt from make.texi: Permission is
>>> granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the
>>> terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any
>>> later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with the
>>> Invariant Sections being ``GNU General Public License'', the
>>> Front-Cover Texts being ``A GNU Manual'', and with the Back-Cover
>>> Texts being as in (a) below.  A copy of the license is included in
>>> the section entitled ``GNU Free Documentation License''.
>>> Front-cover and back-cover texts are invariant.
>> This does not match what I saw in /usr/share/info/make.info.gz from
>> the Debian package, version 3.80+3.81.rc1-1:

>         The info file is a derived file; the source is make.texi. The
> preferred form for modification is the texi file, which is non free.

The inconsistency smells a lot like an oversight.  Have you checked with
upstream to see if that was what was actually intended, or if it was a
copy/paste bug?

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