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Re: A possible GFDL compromise



On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 22:22:42 -0400
Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> 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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