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Re: Final Draft: Interpretive Guideline regarding DFSG clause 3

On Fri, Dec 14, 2001 at 05:36:29PM -0800, Mark Rafn wrote:
> 2) Documents with some amount of invariant non-license text can still
> be considered free.

> 4) Generally, we shouldn't include documents with invariant text because
> they're not free, but we should make occasional exceptions.

Something like this.  Or even that generally it's okay, but we can make
occasional exceptions to *not* include such a work.  This is where the
irreplacable human judgement comes in.  We just don't know what crappy ideas
people will come up with to write bullet-proofs policies for that.

I have no technical worries about invariant non-technical sections.
As to the political/moral worries about it, we can just deal with it as it
happens as we deal with software that has similar problems (anarchy package,
fortunes offensive etc).


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