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Re: GFDL definition of "Modified Version"

Joe Moore <joemoore@iegrec.org> wrote:

> From section 1 of the GFDL:
>      A "Modified Version" of the Document means any work
>      containing the Document or a portion of it, either copied
>      verbatim, or with modifications and/or translated into
>      another language.
> Would emacs20_20.7-13.1_i386.deb fit the definition of "Modified Version"
> above?  It is clearly a copyrightable work, and it contains the Document
> (usr/share/emacs/20.7/etc/GNU for example) copied verbatim.
> If so, section 4 of the GFDL requires that work (the Modified Version ~= the
> work containing the document or a portion of it) to be distributed under
> "precisely this license".
> Debian can not distribute GNU emacs under the GFDL, can it?

No, but that's called bundling of separate works.

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