Re: PROPOSED: interpretive guidelines regarding DFSG 3, modifiability, and invariant text
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- From: Richard Stallman <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2001 03:24:00 -0700 (MST)
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I think Henning was referring to the case where one wants to use small
portions of a GNU Manual verbatim.
This is not a very serious issue, since it isn't hard to rewrite a
small amount of text. You can also refer to it with a hypertext link
instead of copying it.
I don't think there is a real problem here. It may bother your
sensibilities because of the opinions that you start with, but practically
speaking it is easy to cope with.