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Re: The debate on Invariant sections (long)

Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> wrote:
> On Tue, May 20, 2003 at 09:53:25PM -0400, Richard Stallman wrote:
> > The GNU FDL does many other things, but you raised the issue of
> > invariant sections, so my response focused on that issue.
> Just so you know, the Debian Project is also concerned about:
> 1) Cover Texts[1]
> 2) Acknowledgements and Dedications sections, which share the same
>    problem as Invariant Sections
> 3) the restrictions on copying in quantity; would similar restrictions
>    on copying of software be Free, in your view?
> 4) the restriction that "You may not use technical measures to obstruct
>    or control the reading or further copying of the copies you make or
>    distribute"[2]

5) The artificial distinction between opaque and transparent copies.
For example, a document licensed under the GFDL can not be converted
to use the Lyx or Openoffice format.

Walter Landry

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