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GNU FDL and Debian


It is clear for me, why FDL appears: it is needed to help technical writers earn money by writing free documentation for free software and to help publishers of free manuals make a profit from them [1]. It is clear for me, why some debian members are not willing to have documentation licensed under FDL in Debian: they do not want to violate DFSG [2].

1. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/why-gfdl.html
2. http://www.debian.org/social_contract.en.html#guidelines

I like FSF and I like Debian. So, I ask you (FSF and Debian) to find a solution. Both goals are important. I (user) need documentation and I (user) need free software. Please, find a compromise!

I am not debian package maintainer and I did not produce a piece of the free software till now (just some bug reports).

Thank you.
Best regards, Sergey Spiridonov

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