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Re: GFDL Freeness and Cover Texts

On Sat, May 03, 2003 at 10:37:54PM -0400, Sam Hartman wrote:

> One possible response is that the GFDL does not allow these texts to
> be modified while the BSD advertizing clause does.  If someone has too
> long of a credit, I can shorten that credit and still follow the BSD
> license provided I include the name or name of the organization.  If
> this ends up being your problem with attribution cover texts then I
> have no objection.

That is essentially the straw that broke the camel's back, in my case.
It's not so much that you can shorten the BSD ad, but that the cover text
might be, or become, arbitrarily large, and that we have to draw a line

I wouldn't object to a clause which demanded "fair credit", but I would
object to a clause which demanded that that credit take a particular


Nick Phillips -- nwp@lemon-computing.com
A day for firm decisions!!!!!  Or is it?

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