Re: old and new GNU documentation licenses, and the some of the manuals to which they apply
Quoting Branden Robinson (email@example.com):
> The "simple license" -- what I have been calling the "traditional GNU
> documentation license", reads as follows:
> Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim copies of this
> manual provided the copyright notice and this permission notice are
> preserved on all copies.
> Permission is granted to copy and distribute modified versions of
> this manual under the conditions for verbatim copying, provided that
> the entire resulting derived work is distributed under the terms of a
> permission notice identical to this one.
> Permission is granted to copy and distribute translations of this
> manual into another language, under the above conditions for modified
> versions, except that this permission notice may be stated in a
> translation approved by the <copyright holder, or an organzation to whom
> the copyright holder is willing to delegate this function>.
If the point is obvious, my apologies, but: If sufficiently motivated
people are annoyed by the ongoing conversion of GNU documentation to GFDL,
they may at any time fork the final non-GFDL version and maintain
derivative works (updated manuals) to benefit Debian and others.
Cheers, "Entia non sunt multiplicanta praeter necessitatem."
Rick Moen -- William of Ockham (attr.)