Re: old and new GNU documentation licenses, and the some of the manuals to which they apply
Peter S Galbraith schrieb/wrote:
> Claus Färber <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Sorry, but that's plain wrong. For a GPL program including an online
>> help viewer or calling an external help viewer, the online help is
>> just "data" that does not have to match the licence of the program.
> That is _not_ what he meant. He meant cut/paste docs from the manual
> into the software to have it displayed either as a tooltip or
> otherwise. The documentation needs to become an intrinsic part of
> the code to do that.
It can be a seperate XML (or whatever) file that's only read by the
> As for `So info can't display non-GPL documentation either?', well
> sometimes I wonder about that too. The info file provides computed
> information to let reader program know where the information resides,
> and what information resides there, much like a library.
The same is basically true for HTML and XML documents. Can you have a
free web browser display non-free web pages? Should Galeon (or Konqueror
or ...) refuse to display the FSF's homepage because it is not GPL'd?
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