Re: migrating away from the FDL
> > > My question is: what's the right way to do this? If all contributors
> > > agree, can I just drop the FDL from my 'legalese' paragraphs, replacing
> > > it with a reference to the GPL, or do I have to mention the fact that
> > > previous versions were licensed under the FDL? Do I have to wait for a
> > > new update of those documents, or can I just go ahead and change the
> > > license without changing the licensed text?
> > Normally you can drop the ref. to the FDL completely. But note that if
> > someone got a copy under the GNU FDL, he is free to continue to
> > distribute it as GNU FDL, even if he knows that you relicensed it to
> > the GPL.
> > As author, you can relicense your production as you want, without
> > changing the licensed text (at your option).
> What about contributors who sent patches of maybe 5 lines?
> They'd have to be contacted as well, since they contributed to the
> FDL version and hence implicitly released their patch under the FDL,
Indeed, they are also authors, they are also copyright holders.
The only solution for you is to find an agreement with them or to
remove their contribution from your code/documentation.
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