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Re: A possible GFDL compromise

On Wed, Aug 27, 2003 at 12:40:36PM -0400, Richard Stallman wrote:
>     > We need every method of informing them that we can get.
>     Then why not go the Reiser[3] way and require that an advertisement
>     for the Free Software movement be printed out at every interactive
>     invocation of a GNU derived GPLed program?
> A long message at startup would be very inconvenient, simply for being
> long, regardless of its meaning.  A section of the same length in a
> manual would not cause any such inconvenience.  Nobody is "heavily
> affected" by a few extra pages in a large manual.

The GNU FDL's requirment of the inclusion of Invariant Sections is not
waived when the material quoted from the manual, or the manual itself,
is not large.

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