Re: A possible GFDL compromise
On Thu, Sep 04, 2003 at 09:55:07PM -0400, Richard Stallman wrote:
> This clause has a direct effect on all users,
> restricting the use of e.g. encrypted filesystems.
> That's a new one on me. I don't think the GFDL restricts
> the use of encrypted filesystems.
It's not new, it's been brought up several times. From the license:
2. VERBATIM COPYING
You may copy and distribute the Document in any medium, either
commercially or noncommercially, provided that this License, the
copyright notices, and the license notice saying this License applies
to the Document are reproduced in all copies, and that you add no
other conditions whatsoever to those of this License. You may not
use technical measures to obstruct or control the reading or further
copying of the copies you make or distribute. However, you may
accept compensation in exchange for copies. If you distribute a
large enough number of copies you must also follow the conditions in
IIRC, the specific section that most people are refering to is:
You may not use technical measures to obstruct or control the reading
or further copying of the copies you make or distribute.
Jamin W. Collins
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