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Re: doc-linux package split



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[1]:

        * 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.

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/debian-legal-200304/msg00189.html

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G. Branden Robinson                |          Measure with micrometer,
Debian GNU/Linux                   |          mark with chalk,
branden@debian.org                 |          cut with axe,
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