coupling software documentation and political speech in the GFDL
It seems to me that the GFDL conflict is a conflict between the
needs of political speech, and the needs of of software documentation.
None of the parties disagree about the needs of software documentation.
Nobody is seriously proposing to allow the actual part of the text
that documents software to live in an invariant section. Nor is anyone
seriously contesting the limited mutability of licenses and attribution.
The conflict is around the need professed by FSF to hitch political speech
to the cart of software documentation, and the fact that Debian, while it
may have been designed in part to achive a social or political goal, was
designed to deliver software rather than political speech.