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Re: a DFSG/GNU FDL quick reference webpage

On Mon, 29 Sep 2003 16:35:46 -0400, David B Harris
<david@eelf.ddts.net> said:  

> On Mon, 29 Sep 2003 18:37:37 +0000 (UTC)
> Dylan Thurston <dpt@math.harvard.edu> wrote:

	(I seem to have overlooked this message initially)

>> On 2003-09-27, Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:
>> >> I have occasionally received requests in private mail for some
>> >> links to a document "summarizing Debian's position" on the GNU
>> >> FDL as it relates to the DFSG.
>> >
>> > 	I think we need to have a position statement, issued under the
>> >  Debian constitution section 4.1.5.
>> > ...
>> > 	Please visit
>> > <URL:http://people.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/Position_Statement.xhtml>
>> >
>> > 	Any comments, feedback, suggested wording, and proof reading
>> >  appreciated.

>> I'm not sure going point-by-point through the text of the license
>> is the best way to proceed; I feel like the main point gets a
>> little lost.  For instance, the DRM issues, which RMS has said the
>> FSF will address (eventually), happen to come up first, while I
>> feel the heart of the disagreement is over the invariant sections.
>> At least, I would have some executive summary at the beginning.

	If you would provide suggested wording for the most egregious
 perceived flaws, we could add that in, with hyperlinks  deeper into
 the document for details. 

> I asked Manoj about this myself, and the ensuing discussion
> basically resulted in "let's be as complete as possible now - it can
> be reorganised for specific audiences later."

	Right. I would not mind starting to create an outline of the
 position statement (inserted, perhaps, before the annotated GFDL),
 and let it gradually flesh out.  Given my relative inexperience on
 this list, I would take a back seat to other folks here to provide
 the actual working, at least initially. 

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