existing FDL documentation won't hurt
Some time ago, there was a discussion to make documents under the GNU
Free Documentation License (FDL) unfree for Debian. This is not
The FDL seems to have a bug and some flaws. The bug that arbitrary
sections can be shut off from modification is only a potential danger
for misuse. All of the existing documents fixed only the license
sections, no other parts may be fixed by the existing arrangement;
so they are clean.
Documents, however, that are not written so far could misuse the license
Therefore, it would be enough to put a freeze to not use the FDL for
future documents, but leave the existing documents as free because they
are. In my case, this affects the man-pages of groff.
I hope that I could make this subtle difference clear.
Bernd Warken <email@example.com>