Re: Unidentified subject!
Richard Stallman <email@example.com> writes:
> 1) Because the borders between the cases are ambiguous and uncertain.
> I sent a message a day or two ago (perhaps after you sent this one)
> which addresses that issue.
By saying "everything has ambiguous and uncertain borders". But hey!
We don't need a border at all here! We can ENTIRELY AVOID the
problem. Why should we accept it then?
> 2) Because we want to be able to combine works from different sources,
> As I explained, this desire is usually impossible due to
> incompatibility of licenses. To reject the GFDL on these grounds and
> accept some other GPL-incompatible license is a double standard.
We reject the GFDL because it is not merely incomptability of
Here's the test. I want to write a brand new program. I insist it be
free software, but I am otherwise entirely agnostic about which free
software license I use. I will use any license.
I want to incorporate parts of a GFDL'd manual into this new program.
I am not going to incorporate any other previously written bits from
What license should I use for my program?
This is not a case of incompatibility.