Re: FDL and DFSG ? what document licence should i recommend.
On Mon, 18 Feb 2002, Sven wrote:
> Having to suggest a free licence to someone having written a
> documentation that i want to includein a package, i was at a loss on
> what to do exactly.
Do exactly the same as you'd do when recommending a free software license.
Ask what the author's desires are, try to find a license that fits, and
negotiate if necessary.
Personally, I think the FDL is free enough (with no cover texts or
invariant sections), but completely unnecessary. I'd recommend:
1) public domain. This is easisest for authors and users.
2) GPL. Still easy, but provides protection against people extending your
3) BSD or Artistic.
Mark Rafn firstname.lastname@example.org <http://www.dagon.net/>