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Re: Documentation licenses (GFDL discussion on debian-legal)

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 07:32:21PM +1100, Herbert Xu wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 10:01:28PM -0500, David Turner wrote:

> >>> 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?  

> > Because it's out of scope of Debian's charter.

> Why are we distributing the bible then?

> bible-kjv-text - King James Version of the Bible - text and concordance

- It's been argued that this particular text is useful as data employed
  by programs
- No one's gotten worked up enough about having *one* such text in the
  archive to request its removal.  Abusing this precedent by uploading
  dozens of books to the archive is much more likely to result in a

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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