Re: The draft Position statement on the GFDL
On Mon, May 10, 2004 at 09:44:27AM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> Unless the derived document falls under section 7, "AGGREGATION WITH
> INDEPENDENT WORKS" (which requires that more than half of the document
> consists of independent work not derived from the GFDLed document), you
> must put the covers around the entire derived work, not just part of it.
This is a solvable problem.
> Also, are you suggesting that you would not build on the content
> directly, but only include portions of it in an appendix and refer to in
> in the main document? If so, see below.
> > 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.
> DFSG4 allows "patches only" licenses, but only if they satisfy the rest
> of DFSG4, which requires that "The license must explicitly permit
> distribution of software built from modified source code.".
Where's the DFSG requirement that requires the license permit distribution
without the unpatched sources?