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Re: Using portions of GNU Manuals in other manuals

On Sun, Sep 28, 2003 at 05:22:56AM -0400, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> I see this as a problem because my new manual has to include false
> statements on the covers. It isn't a GNU manual anymore, and the FSF
> certainly doesn't publish copies. Putting "A GNU Manual" on the cover
> would, I think, be a violation of Title 15, Sec. 1125(a). So, as a
> consequence, I can not distribute my manual at all.
> I'm not sure I can modify GNU manuals _at all_ with those front and back
> cover texts, because the moment I do, those texts are no longer true.

Interesting.  Do you think this may be an intended consequence?  It
would certainly serve to discourage forking.

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