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Re: query from Georg Greve of GNU about Debian's opinion of the F DL

 || On Wed, 16 Apr 2003 09:27:43 -0400
 || Peter S Galbraith <psg@debian.org> wrote: 

 psg> No if it were released under the GPL.  Compare to:

 psg>  "I'm sorry, but if somebody wrote something into SOFTWARE that
 psg>  was important to him and you didn't like it and removed it to
 psg>  distribute that as a newer version of the SOFTWARE, you'd be
 psg>  violating that persons Copyright."

 psg> Care to defend that again?

Software and documentation are quite different according to the way
they are treated by the legal system. Moral rights (on which this is
based) are seen much more strongly for documentation.

The scenario in question is normal daily business for documents, but
so far nobody has tried it for software.


Georg C. F. Greve                                       <greve@gnu.org>
Free Software Foundation Europe	                 (http://fsfeurope.org)
Brave GNU World	                           (http://brave-gnu-world.org)

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