On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 12:57:12AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote: > Ugh. That would hit about 25% of currently free HOWTOs and mini-HOWTOs > (114 for 1.1 and 8 for 1.2 at the moment, to be exact), as a previous > collection editor, who in fact is a Debian user and was the person who > brought the non-freeness to my attention in the first place, spent a > good part of his tenure promoting the GFDL. Only 25%? That's not too bad, IMO. Anyway, regarding the rest of your message, I regret that this package's intersection with the strife over the GNU FDL has caused you so much personal grief. It is in part because of communities like the LDP that I proposed the following: * draft a document advising users of the GNU FDL how to add riders to their license terms such that works so licensed are DFSG-free, and pointing out alternative documentation licenses that are also DFSG-free This may be an easier pill to swallow, for some people, than tossing the GNU FDL entirely and starting all over with a new license.  http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/debian-legal-200304/msg00189.html -- G. Branden Robinson | Measure with micrometer, Debian GNU/Linux | mark with chalk, email@example.com | cut with axe, http://people.debian.org/~branden/ | hope like hell.
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