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Re: A possible GFDL compromise

On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 01:30:08PM +0200, Jacobo Tarrio wrote:
> O Luns, 25 de Agosto de 2003 ás 13:35:21 +0900, Fedor Zuev escribía:
> > 	Documentation in not a software. There is no any one-way
> > transformation from the source to the binary. All problems with
> > distribution and modification of documents is a legal, not technical
> > problems.
>  That doesn't matter. To make a derivative of some program, you would
> normally need some human-readable source code. To make a derivative of a
> manual (for example, a translation or a summary), you only need the text.

But to make a new edition with some spelling errors fixed, you
definitely need the source.

(I'm not sure what you're trying to say here.  Are you claiming that
translations and summaries are all you'll want to do with documentation?)

Richard Braakman

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