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Re: license requirements for a book to be in free section

Scripsit Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de>
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 06:36:37PM -0600, J.B. Nicholson-Owens wrote:

> > At the Q&A following his lecture in Chicago on Halloween, 2001, RMS
> > mentioned a problem he had just found out about at the time--Debian's
> > different (I believe RMS used the term "weaker" which may be more
> > appropriate) standard of free software compelled the FSF to make their own
> > version of -something-.

> Yes, it is a serious problem for the FSF.

It would be interesting to know what the exact problem in case is. It
is well known the RMS does not sympathize with the existence of the
non-free and contrib parts of the archive - but this has been well
known indeed for several years now, and cannot be the thing that,
supposedly, just suddenly turned up during last fall.

Is there anything new I have missed here?

Henning Makholm                       "Man vælger jo selv sine forbilleder."

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