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Re: GFDL - status?

On Sun, Jul 13, 2003 at 03:59:00PM -0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> Anthony DeRobertis <asd@suespammers.org> wrote:
> > On Sunday, Jul 6, 2003, at 18:39 US/Eastern, MJ Ray wrote:
> >> I think that GFDL is only called a "free documentation licence" which 
> >> is probably technically accurate, even if I don't like it.
> > The only sense in which the GFDL is a free documentation license is 
> > that I didn't have to pay to download it from <http://www.gnu.org/>.

> You disagree that the documentation part of a GFDL-covered work is
> acceptably licensed?  I do not talk about the work as a whole, which seems
> clearly not to be.  Some of the format restrictions are questionable,
> I guess.

Is my license which requires you to buy a jar of pickle relish every
time you run the program a free software license?  It isn't the
*software* that costs you money, it's only the pickle relish that's
attached to it by the license that has this non-free property.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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