On Thu, Apr 17, 2003 at 02:34:36PM +0000, Brian M. Carlson wrote: > Debian can't legally distribute such an info document. Because the > GFDL is incompatible with the GPL, it is prohibited to even > create an info document from GFDL'd texinfo source. See #183860. Hrm, if that's the case, we can't distribute, eg, the pcl-cvs.texi file either -- after all, it's licensed under a "verbatim copying only" license, but has the "\input texinfo" line at the top. I don't think that is the case though, for two reasons: (1) we don't actually distribute pcl-cvs anything that's made use of the TeX stuff; so we haven't made copies of texinfo.tex, and don't need to be concerned with its copyright (2) the TeX output probably comes under the exemption in section 0 of the GPL -- `...the output from the Program (texinfo.tex) is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on the Program (independent of having been made by running the Program).' Either reason alone should be enough to make this not a real concern. The FSF might like to clarify their intentions here. Bug cc'ed. Cheers, aj -- Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/> I don't speak for anyone save myself. GPG signed mail preferred. ``Dear Anthony Towns: [...] Congratulations -- you are now certified as a Red Hat Certified Engineer!''
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