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Re: PROPOSED: interpretive guidelines regarding DFSG 3, modifiability, and invariant text

Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> writes:

>     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.

Why does is this answer not sufficient in the case of software?  When
the noxious BSD advertising clause was under consideration, this kind
of argument was no good.  

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