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Re: removing non-invaraint section from a GFDL doc

Nick Phillips <nwp@nz.lemon-computing.com> writes:

> On Sun, Jun 29, 2003 at 09:52:17PM -0400, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
>> >Hello debian-legal,
>> >
>> >Suppose I remove all the non-invariant sections of a GFDL document that
>> >have some sections marked invariant.
>> >
>> >Are the invariant sections still secondary?
>> I don't know. More directly, say that a invariant section suddenly 
>> becomes non-secondary because of a program's evolution. Then what?
> If you have a look at the GFDL, it appears that the intention is that
> any content for which that could be the case cannot be secondary anyway.

That may be the intent, but it's hardly the effect.  Imagine, for
example, M-x generate-documentation-for-program, which automatically
generates a manual page for a program.  If called with C-u as a
prefix, it generates free documentation, pulling from non-free

The "Why Free Programs Need Free Documentation" essay, which had been
secondary, is no longer such.


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