Re: A possible GFDL compromise
Richard Stallman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> It's true that many have gladly taken GNU software while ignoring the
> GNU philosophy (or actively working against it). But I doubt that
> invariant sections alone can ensure that the message will be heard.
> Such things are very hard to estimate.
Indeed. From your point of view, the benefit of invariant sections
surely outweighs the inconvenience (or restriction of freedom) the
users face. I don't think the equation works out this way.
(Disclaimer: I still think that Debian should distribute documents
which wouldn't be DFSG-free software if they were software (such as
GFDLed manuals with invariant sections or various logos), but at the
same time, I consider GFDL invariant sections an unnecessary burden.)
> What is clear is that one does not use a viewer program to read a
> manual published on paper.
I could print the invariant sections and the GFDL on pieces of paper
separate from the main book. Recipients would probably throw them
However, such hypothetical arguments won't get us anywhere.