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Re: A possible GFDL compromise

On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 11:21:09AM -0400, Richard Stallman wrote:
>     > Nowadays we have to struggle constantly against the tendency to bury
>     > the free software movement and pretend that we advocate "open source".
>     "Let those who fight monsters take care lest they themselves become
>     monsters." - Friedrich Nietzsche
> That danger always exists, but it can't be happening here in regard to
> invariant sections, because they are not a change.  We've been using
> invariant sections in our manuals since at least 15 years ago.

The FSF hasn't started promoting the usage of Invariant Sections by
others until recently.  The FSF clearly promulgates usage of the GNU FDL
by third parties on its website.

Furthermore, several GNU Manuals that used to be DFSG-free no longer
are; take, for example, the GDB Manual.

It's not just a continuation of the status quo that is taking place
here.  The FSF has adopted an expansionist policy with respect to
Invariant Sections.

G. Branden Robinson                |       The only way to get rid of a
Debian GNU/Linux                   |       temptation is to yield to it.
branden@debian.org                 |       -- Oscar Wilde
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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