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Re: Free Documentation License

On Sat, Mar 11, 2000 at 04:54:20AM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> Personally, I have to wonder if this type of thing is DFSG-free:
>   If you publish printed copies of the Document numbering more than 100,
>   and the Document's license notice requires Cover Texts, you must enclose
>   the copies in covers that carry, clearly and legibly, all these Cover Texts:
>   Front-Cover Texts on the front cover, and Back-Cover Texts on the back
>   cover. Both covers must also clearly and legibly identify you as the
>   publisher of these copies. The front cover must present the full title with
>   all words of the title equally prominent and visible. You may add other
>   material on the covers in addition. 
> That seems to be a clear restriction on use.

Is this substantially different from the GPL's requirement that
appropriate copyright notices and that if you modify the program you
include prominent notices stating that you changed the files?


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