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Re: A possible GFDL compromise: a proposal

      I don't think
    > it needs to be possible to use text from manuals in a program.
    > A manual is free if you can publish modified versions as manuals.

    And is a text editor free if you can only publish modified versions as
    text editors -- not as manuals or tetris games or news-readers or web

You have to be free to publish modified versions of the program as
tetris games and news-readers and web browsers, since those are
different programs, but a manual is a different kind of thing
entirely.  It is to much to ask that it should be feasible to
conveniently publish a modified version of the program as a manual.
The GPL, for instance, does not permit this in a way that is good
for publication of books on paper.

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