Re: GFDL - status?
Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Is my license which requires you to buy a jar of pickle relish every
> time you run the program a free software license?
The act of running the program is not restricted by a copyright licence,
so would that even be a valid licence? If not, it's clearly not free.
Likewise, nothing in GNU FDL can require you to get the invariant sections
when you read the documentation.
Maybe a better question is whether a free software licence can require
you to receive a jar of pickle relish with the software, and to give a
jar of pickle relish with every copy you distribute? Actually, I think
even that analogy may be flawed unless we have an unlimited public-access
pickle relish supply, but this pickle-passing licence may even pass all
DFSG tests, IIRC. Bizarre.
(Remember, I know this doesn't directly change the opinion of FDL.)
MJR/slef My Opinion Only and possibly not of any group I know.
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