Re: [ardour-dev] The Ardour Manual
Scripsit Robert Joerdens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Hmm. Provide the LaTex code (scrambled) and place it under the GPL.
If it's deliberately scrambled so as to make modifications difficult,
then placing it under GPL will be pointless -- scrambled source does
not qualify as "source" by the GPL's definition , and so a nominal
GPLing offers no real permission to redistibute anyway.
 In interpreting the DFSGs requirement (#2) of being accompanied
with "source code", we (debian-legal) generally assume a definition
similar to the GPL's.
> Maybe the Debian legal people can come up with an idea.
The goals stated on <http://ardour.sf.net/manual.html> are inherently
incompatible with being free.
> And Debian (as well as others) has serious problems with the GFDL:
That's hardly relevant if it is non-free on other counts.
Henning Makholm "Okay, okay, life's a beach."