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Re: The draft Position statement on the GFDL

> > [A] These would have to be factual inaccuracies in a secondary section
> > (which rather limits the scope of any such inaccuracy).

On Mon, May 10, 2004 at 08:13:05AM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> It could also be Cover Texts. The documentation currently distributed
> by the FSF require the cover text "a GNU manual" and a notice that
> implies that the FSF sells copies of the text. Both of these turn into
> factual inaccuracies if I modify the manual to become documentation of
> the BSD implementation of the tool in question.

I agree that this is bulky and akward.

I don't agree that this requires any factual inaccuracy.  You can create
a derived copy of the work which eliminates the content you don't want,
and wrap the remainder in the required cover and include that as a
chapter or appendix in some other manual.

Note that content under a "patches only" license will give you much
worse problems when incorporating it (perhaps as examples, or perhaps
pulling documentation from a help menu item) into other documentation.


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