Re: Documentation licenses (GFDL discussion on debian-legal)
On Wed, 2002-12-04 at 21:49, Joe Wreschnig wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-12-04 at 15:58, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 08:31:56PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > > Documentation *must* change to adapt to software, if the software can
> > > change.
> > >
> > *When* documentation applies to software. Gosh, has nobody thought of Debian
> > distributing documentation that does _not_ apply to documentation? Sample:
> > - the Project gutenberg texts (not that their license is currently free)
> Licensing aside, why would (and should) Debian distribute famous novels?
> An installer for famous novels (c.f. gutenbook), sure, but why the
> novels themselves?
Because people might want them. Because apt-get install
alice-in-wonderland would be cool. Better: why not?
> > - the licenses under /usr/share/common-licenses
> Licensing texts are immutable because they are a legal contract.
The GPL isn't a contract. It's a license.
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