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Re: [DISCUSSION] SURVEY: Is the GNU FDL a DFSG-free license?

On Sun, Aug 24, 2003 at 02:15:48AM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> >3. Tool depencies.
> >   Is a document free if it requires non-free software to read?
> Provided that is a *technical* requirement and not a *legal* 
> requirement, it's free, but must go in 'contrib'.  Just like free 
> programs which require non-free programs to function.  (If it's a 
> *legal* requirement, it's non-free, but I've never heard of such a case.)

Various forms of DRM-crippled audio, video, and text do this.

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