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Re: DDP's document licenses

On Thu, Dec 07, 2000 at 07:59:48PM +0100, Javier Fdz-Sanguino Pen~a wrote:
> 	I think that we should work in having an uniform license for all the
> documents distributed from the DDP. Currently all documents have a
> copyright/license that suited the author but I fear that no serious work has
> been done in order to make sure that it is a license that will suit Debian's
> social contract.

Why? Does there need to be? Are there any documents that aren't clearly
> 	Also related to this, I think that Debian ought to provide licenses
> of documentations that are decided upon as free. I recently had a discussion
> with the base-files maintainer, Santiago Vila, regarding this (check
> #75379).

There's no consensus here, and no one annoyed enough about the whole
issue to pound out a consensus. As a pragmatic issue, pure DFSG would
toss out a lot of GNU manuels (invariant text). Also as a pragmatic
issue, we need the rights to redistrubite at no cost, on any media and
sell the document on CD's.  

If some one needs free document licenses, why don't we just point them
to GNU? 

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
"(You see, the best way to solve a problem is to rigorously define it in
terms of other people's problems and then run away quickly.)"
   -- Roland McGrath <frob@debian.org>

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