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Re: old and new GNU documentation licenses, and the some of the manuals to which they apply



On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 12:08:18AM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> 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.

Yes, though it should be kept in mind that the GPL-incompatibility
problem remains.  We *still* won't be able to drop hunks of these
manuals into their corresponding programs as on-line documentation,
unless the same text happens to already exist somewhere else under the
GNU GPL.

Thanks for reiterating the point though.  It is worth repeating.  :)

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