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Re: A possible GFDL compromise: a proposal

I said:
>    2. The GFDL prevents you from using the technical material in the manual 
>    in nearly any program, because most programs don't have a lot of the 
>    specific things the GFDL refers to ("section titles", etc.), so there's 
>    no legally clear way to satisfy its requirements.

RMS said:
>I don't think that section titles are a problem--it would not be
>hard to put them in a program.

In a *binary executable* ?!?!  That's what I'm talking about here.

Anyway, the troublesome terms are "named appendix", "front-matter 
section"; "titles" and "title" of "sections" or "named subunits"; and 
"Title Page" (defined as "the text near the most prominent appearance 
of the work's title, preceding the beginning of the body of the text", 
which doesn't help, and does not make sense for anything consisting 
of multiple 'parallel' files).

Would dumping ELF sections into the executable with the correct titles 
and contents perhaps qualify?  ;-)

Nathanael Nerode  <neroden at gcc.gnu.org>

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