On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 22:22:42 -0400 Richard Stallman <email@example.com> wrote: > I, and, to a large extent, other members of this list, are concerned > that, beyond the non-trivial freedom aspects, texts under the GFDL > will begin to suffer the same fate that code licensed under the > 4-clause BSD license has. > > This is an illuminating comparison, because the practical problems of > the GFDL (and I won't claim there are none) are basically of the same > kind (though of a lower magnitude) than those of the 4-clause BSD > license. (I explained a couple of months ago why they are smaller.) > > None of us have ever considered saying that the 4-clause BSD license > is non-free, or suggesting that programs under such licenses should > be removed from Debian main. That begs the question, "are the practical problems of the GFDL basically the same (though of lesser magnitude) than those of the 4-clause BSD license?" :) It's pretty apparent that the majority of the people here disagree with you about that, and have presented many, many, many points to support their position.
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