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Re: A need for a document license

On Tue, Nov 27, 2001 at 04:38:37PM +0000, M. Drew Streib wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 27, 2001 at 01:46:56PM +0100, Bernd Warken wrote:
> > A new kind of document license based on the GNU Free Documentation 
> > License is needed.  Who is interested?
> I think that a better idea might be to better define what is and isn't
> allowed in the "invariant sections" defined by the FDL. I'm also not
> a fan of the potential abuse of these sections, but still think that the FDL
> is a fine license assuming some policy is set forth regarding the 
> use/abuse of these invariant sections.
Fine.  So ye people of FSF, how about an update to GNU FDL 1.2 that 
restricts the invariant sections on meta-sections?

> On the other hand, if you genuinely feel that the license is too restrictive
> for the end user (especially with many of the requirements in the
> "modifications" section), then perhaps the other extreme (simply
> licensing under a BSD-style license) is ok?
The main reason for having a free license is to protect the source file
or document agianst theft.  If I see that FreeBSD sold themselves to
the commercial vamp that fucqed-up BSD in the 1980s then I doubt that
the BSD license is a good protection.  (Please don't start a discussion on
this; don't waste your time with endless blablah; write something useful,
e.g. some documentation that is needed).

Bernd Warken

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