Re: query from Georg Greve of GNU about Debian's opinion of the F DL
Georg C. F. Greve <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> || Branden Robinson <email@example.com> wrote:
> br> Your analysis ignores the fact that the GNU FDL does not permit
> br> Invariant Sections to be omitted entirely from the work when it
> br> is redistributed. If the GNU FDL did that, it would take a giant
> br> step towards DFSG-freeness.
> B. Or do you mean it doesn't allow cutting out sections that the
> author previously defined as important and invariant?
> Interpretation B -- which you probably meant -- is already included in
> the analysis, as cutting out parts is also modification.
If I write a GUI front-end for some software which has documentation
under this license, can I take a few paragraphs of the documentation
to use under my "help" menu without including invariant sections?
If not, then that's very onerous. I might need to include 2 pages of
unrelated stuff to get my help menu text.
Oh wait, my GUI front-end is GNU Emacs, which is GPL'ed. This license
is not GPL-compatible so I can't merge the documentation, can I?