Re: A possible GFDL compromise: a proposal
Richard Stallman <email@example.com> wrote:
> - Maybe GNU should consider the option to provide its manuals
> in two versions, one without philosophical/political/historical
> texts, one as the current manuals.
> I considered this possibility in the 1980s, not as an option but
> rather as a potential problem. So I developed a method to make sure
> this would not happen: invariant sections. The danger has not gone
> away, so we still need invariant sections.
Clearly, as a publisher/copyright-holder you must believe this.
I don't really believe it. In the 1980s, formalized free software was a
new concept for almost everybody. Today, there are too many free
software projects for the word _not_ to get out.
If you didn't make your philosophical Invariant, I'm quite sure Debian
developer's that package your software would leave them in. Peer
pressure is a more important tool in this community than forcing things