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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.)

Richard Braakman

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