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Re: Proposed statement wrt GNU FDL

On Wed, May 07, 2003 at 08:48:26AM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le mer 07/05/2003 à 08:12, Branden Robinson a écrit :
> > I think before Debian puts anything in main it should remove any
> > invariant sections from the work, just as we do with non-free source
> > code.  I once had a big old nasty flamewar with the FTP admins that
> > was tangentially related to this point, but the FTP admins and I agreed
> > that having non-free source code in a package's .orig.tar.gz was
> > unacceptable even if it wasn't "used for anything" and did not appear in
> > any binary packages.
> By removing invariant sections, don't we simply violate the GFDL ?

Only if the work is licensed under the GNU FDL in the first place[1].

You appear to have ignored or misunderstood the meaning of my second
paragraph, which you did not quote.

> > In other words, invariant sections (small I, small S) are not DFSG-free,
> > but the removal of invariant sections from a work may be sufficient to
> > render it DSFG-free.

[1] or other terms which forbid the removal of pieces of the work

G. Branden Robinson                |      The National Security Agency is
Debian GNU/Linux                   |      working on the Fourth Amendment
branden@debian.org                 |      thing.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |      -- Phil Lago, Deputy XD, CIA

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