Re: Proposed statement wrt GNU FDL
On Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 09:38:16AM -0400, Brian T. Sniffen wrote:
> More importantly, for both the front cover texts and the history
> section, the GPL does not require its changelog be in the source file
> itself; it is enough to accompany the work with a separate changelog
> file. The GFDL's requirement that the History section be part of the
> work itself makes it unusable for a wide class of documents and
> formats, including video, audio, and static images.
This is interesting to consider.
Is it too onerous if copyright notices are required to be part
of the work itself? For instance, audio tapes and compact discs do not
have their copyright statements embedded in the music. Instead, the
statements are printed on the physical media itself. Is that