Re: GFDL and man pages
Walter Landry <email@example.com> writes:
> Florian Weimer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Walter Landry <email@example.com> writes:
>> > You can make a manpage, but you must
>> > have to include inside the manpage
>> Actually, it's sufficient to refer to this information in the SEE ALSO
>> section of the manpage, so that elaborateness of the GFDL doesn't
>> interfere with the intendend use of the manpage for quick reference.
>> > Note that this all has to be _in_ the manpage.
>> The FSF has a different view on this matter.
> The FSF doesn't read its own license. Section 4 states:
> In addition, you must do these things in the Modified Version:
> # H. Include an unaltered copy of this License.
> That looks pretty clear to me.
It would be clear, if this were the GNU Free Manpage License. The FSF
makes a claim I know I've heard here before: that there is no
one-to-one mapping from files to works. They'd presumably
consider all the manpages in the csound package to be a single work,
and have each refer to a central gfdl(8) page.
Brian T. Sniffen firstname.lastname@example.org