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Re: GFDL - status?

On Sat, Jul 19, 2003 at 11:09:13AM -0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> > We wouldn't even consider this argument if someone were applying it to
> > a C compiler or OS kernel.
> Wouldn't we?  Could a C compiler could still contain a free software
> linker and not be wrong to call the linker free software?  Just like

If it was an eg. BSD-licensed linker packaged with a non-free compiler, sure.
I could simply remove the non-free parts.

If the linker's license required that it be packaged with the non-free
compiler, however, then the linker would not be free software, either.

Likewise, if a document's license requires that it be packaged with a
non-free manifesto, the document isn't free, either.

There would be fewer problems if invariant sections were only immutable,
not unremovable.

Glenn Maynard

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