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Re: A possible GFDL compromise

On Sun, 24 Aug 2003, Josselin Mouette wrote:

>Le dim 24/08/2003 ? 14:57, Sergey V. Spiridonov a ?crit :
>> BTW, I understand, FDL with invariant section infringements freedoms of
>> the distributor, as Debian. Distributor is the last instance where the
>> software package can be modified before it will be delivered to user.
>> Distributor have more control of the package contents in this case. So
>> FDL shifts control over specific parts of the documentation to software
>> author.

>Do you realize you are reasoning just like the proprietary software
>folks the FDL is supposedly meant to fight ?

	No. Freedom of _distributor_ is not an issue for the free
software _at_ _all_. No written document says that goal of a free
software is to promote freedom of a mere distributors (besides, of
course, the freedom to distribute itself). Free software is about
the freedom of _users_ and _authors_. It is in the best interest of
users to receive unstripped version of manual. It is also in the
best interest of authors. Interest of distributor is non-issue.

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