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Re: GNU FDL makes "difference files" useless

On Thu, 2003-08-28 at 10:25, Richard Braakman wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2003 at 03:22:47AM +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > the difference is in the trailing whitespace, but that's irrelevant.
> No, it's relevant.  In the section you quote:
> >        L.     Preserve  all  the Invariant Sections of the Document, unaltered
> >               in their text and in  their  titles.   Section  numbers  or  the
> >               equivalent are not considered part of the section titles.
> it says "unaltered in their text and in their titles".  It says nothing
> about preserving formatting or markup.

So it's non-infringing for a malicious person to design a font that's
basically garbage (albeit unique garbage for each character), and make
the GNU Manifesto display in that font. Or would this count as obscuring
the document? What if I just chose a really really hard to read font?

Now I *really* don't see the point of invariant sections. Either you can
do a simple cipher of them and not infringe, or you have to use the
highest quality fonts and printing methods available...
Joe Wreschnig <piman@debian.org>

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