Re: query from Georg Greve of GNU about Debian's opinion of the FDL
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- From: "Leonardo Boselli" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 11:09:19 +0200
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I have read the thead throught another list, so pse reply directly to
I second Georg's statement:
I add some notes on italian author rigfhts law: the right to integrity
of work is -except for some works- inalienable. So a license that
would require "no invariant section" would be unforceable.
But the same laws allow to get some part of a protected work to be
included in another one, up to a limit of 10% of original work (for
text) or 100 cm² (for graphics) just giving mention of the origin.
This would be the case of the help popup ....
Another important note: some time a work is made for academic
purpose, there are no problem in releasing it free, but putting a
cover page would warrant against misappropriations.
So I support the idea of recommending that strict program
documentation are to be ïnvariant free", but also allow that
complete works [such for example a book on how to use a certain
program] are GFDL at the author chice.
There is also in debian (as required for installation!) a package that
is gpl, but has two documentations: one complete but very uneasy
to use, plain GPL and another one more useble that is not even
free [as $$] (and this is not on debian, onmly at bookshops) !
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