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Re: GFDL and man pages

<snipped explanation of why GFDL is not good for manpages>
In other words, you're better off writing your own manpage from scratch.

It's probably OK to look at the manual to help figure out what various 
options do, as long as you then put the manual away and write the 
manpage entirely in your own words.  That's just looking up facts.

Including *text* from the manual would create a derivative work.

You might also want to consider asking upstream to dual-license their 
manual under the same terms as their program.  (If they did that, people
could create --help text from the manual and put it in the program, so 
this might help convince them to do it.)

Nathanael Nerode  <neroden at gcc.gnu.org>

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