Re: A possible GFDL compromise
On Sun, Aug 24, 2003 at 06:26:07PM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> In any case, your argument for Invariant Sections applies just as well to
> programs as it does to manuals!
> Would you consider a hypothetical program license to be free if it allowed
> 'off-topic' text which must be present unmodified in source and object code
> of all derived versions, and must be displayed (perhaps through a
> command-line option) by every derived program? Maybe you would, in which
> case you're consistent. I wouldn't.
Heh, you choose an interesting example there.
c) If the modified program normally reads commands interactively
when run, you must cause it, when started running for such
interactive use in the most ordinary way, to print or display an
announcement including an appropriate copyright notice and a
notice that there is no warranty (or else, saying that you provide
a warranty) and that users may redistribute the program under
these conditions, and telling the user how to view a copy of this
License. (Exception: if the Program itself is interactive but
does not normally print such an announcement, your work based on
the Program is not required to print an announcement.)