Re: Suggestion to maintainers of GFDL docs
On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 09:40:49AM -0400, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> Consider this a suggestion to maintainers of packages that contain
> documentation that are under the GFDL, especially if it contains
> invariant sections. Imagine if an Emacs user visited Info and saw this:
> * Menu:
> * Distrib:: How to get the latest Emacs distribution.
> * Copying:: The GNU General Public License gives you permission
> to redistribute GNU Emacs on certain terms;
> it also explains that there is no warranty.
> * GNU Free Documentation License:: The license for this documentation.
> * Why you shouldn't use the GFDL:: Debian doesn't recommend using this license.
> And what if this new section listing reasons _not_ to use this license
> were made... invariant!
> If the FSF wants to give redistributors a soapbox, perhaps we should use
Although incredibly clever, this is not the sort of thing that
we should do. It would be very hypocritical to use a non-free mechanism
to try to advance free documentation.
Plus, it would make people angry; and who needs to anger more