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Re: FDL and DFSG ? what document licence should i recommend.



On Mon, Feb 18, 2002 at 12:15:39PM +0100, Sven wrote:
> Is the FDL (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-1.2-draft.txt) altough in draft
> form, a licence recognized free by debian ? Is it a good choice of licences
> for documentation ? What are the other alternatives ?
> 
> BTW, the FDL seems to impose some rather drastic requirement on printing and
> other such, so i have my doubt about its freeness, but i did not read it as
> deeply as i should maybe, but it is the FSF ...

As far as I can tell, the FDL -- both in its current official and draft
forms -- is unambiguously DFSG-free if the document licensed under it
contains no Cover Texts or Invariant Sections.

-- 
G. Branden Robinson                |     There's nothing an agnostic can't
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     do if he doesn't know whether he
branden@debian.org                 |     believes in it or not.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- Graham Chapman

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