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Re: Is the GNU FDL a DFSG-free license?



Matthew Garrett, on 2003-08-22, 13:09, you wrote:
> As previously pointed out, the same is true of software. I could insert
> anti-semetic messages into pam-pgsql and NMU it now. Perhaps you should
> change your license?

No, you didn't get it. What I wrote before was example for why invariant.
sections _can_ be useful. Do not compare apples and pears[0]. On the
other hand is your anti-semetic message subject to penal law not
copyright law, at least here in Germany... but I understand what you
wanted to say.
 
> If Emacs had an invarient section discussing fishing and how this had
> inspired the authoring of the manual, it would be awkward for me to
> use chunks in my document on an application for recording fishing
> statistics. And if you say "But why would you want to do that" then I'll
> scream because that's entirely not the point.

But this _is_ the point. You cannot blame the author of the manual if it
will be awkward for _you_ because this is entirely your problem.

[0] german saying translated, does this exist in english?

-- 
Joerg "joergland" Wendland
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