Re: A possible GFDL compromise: a proposal
Alexandre Dulaunoy, 2003-09-21 17:40:11 +0200 :
> So if you take the document from the Gutenberg project, is it
> software for you ? and you have to apply the rule of DFSG for the
> books of Steven Levy or Victor Hugo ?
I would, and I believe the Debian project would, too.
> Would you modify the various books ?
Yes. I'd translate them for people not speaking the language. Or
write simplified versions for children who do not understand
complicated sentences. Or both at the same time (insert your
favourite anti-USAns joke here).
> A book is not software and this is not the same definition. The
> freedom objectives are the same but they are small differences.
And your point is?
>  The vast majority of Gutenberg books are in public domain. So
> you are allowed to make a lot of thing with the books.
That's why these works would pass the DFSG criteria.
Again: your point is? I don't see how the example of a public
domain book brings useful and relevant information to the debate of
whether GFDL documents are free enough to be in Debian.
Ace of clubs? Let's see that.
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