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Glenn Maynard said on Thu, May 06, 2004 at 11:38:56PM -0400,:

 > He modifies the existing essay  to express his own opinion, renames
 > it and  makes it clear  that it's his  opinion and not that  of the
 > FSF, and releases  it.  You then read it, and  get a different idea
 > of freedom.
 > I don't think this is a problem.

GFDL requires change of title of a modified document. And also
addition of names of authors of the modifications.

 > it seems like an attempt, through licensing, to prevent people from
 > expressing  competing  philosophies.   That  goal  feels  extremely
 > non-free.

1. GFDL does  not prevent what you think it prevents.

2. In preventing people  from doing certain things, GFDL  works in the
   same way almost all copyleft licenses (like the GPL) do. 

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