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

 || On Wed, 16 Apr 2003 09:06:51 -0400
 || Peter S Galbraith <psg@debian.org> wrote: 

 >> The GFDL deeks to do the same thing. Only this time you find
 >> yourself in the position of middleman and have to take care to not
 >> violate the rights of either party.

 psg> Quite the opposite actually.  Any redistributor can add
 psg> invariant sections which makes sharing difficult.

Yes. But that is a question of Copyright law, not license.

Given that a document is under a license that permits modification,
any redistributor could add anything and then say that removing it
would hurt his or her moral rights.

Any license trying to allow modification/removal of such sections
would run a higher risk of being ruled invalid as a whole because
these are inalienable rights.

So by having no possibility for invariant sections in a documentation
license, all you do is increase the possibility that it will one day
be ruled to be invalid as a whole.


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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