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Re: A possible GFDL compromise

On Thu, 27 Aug 2003, Stephen Ryan wrote:

>On Wed, 2003-08-27 at 07:13, Fedor Zuev wrote:
>>	Removing of secondary section from manual can't be count nor
>> as improvement, nor as adaptation of manual.

>It is, by definition[0], off-topic.  Therefore, as any good editor[1]
>will tell you, it would be an improvement to remove it.

>[0] Read the GFDL; every Secondary Section is defined as being

>[1] The human kind, who is responsible for making sure that the
>resulting work is coherent and complete.  It is painfully obvious
>that the so-called "Free Software" community could *desperately*
>use the services of many competent editors of this sort.  The emacs
>manual, in particular, is filled with off-topic material, begins
>with a bunch of legalese that a) belongs at the end, and b)
>describes in great detail how that emacs as a whole is licensed
>under a self-incompatible license (GPL+GFDL, since it claims right
>there that the documentation is part of the editor[2]), contains
>advertisements (for other systems, no less), and contains a couple
>of embarrassingly juvenile comments about some of the operating
>systems it runs on.  All in all, an embarrassment to "Free
>Software" -- and that's all just in the first page of the index!

	Thank you.

	You said enough to completely justify the existence of
invariant sections in GFDL.

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