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Re: The draft Position statement on the GFDL

Raul Miller wrote:

> On Sun, May 09, 2004 at 12:08:56PM -0400, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
>> The GFDL could requires us not to fix factual inaccuracies.
> How so?
> [A] These would have to be factual inaccuracies in a secondary section
> (which rather limits the scope of any such inaccuracy).
Well, perhaps that does limit the scope in some cases, but so what?

> [B] Nothing in the GFDL prohibits us from adding additional context or
> content to make the facts (or differing points of view) clear.

It prohibits it from being put in the right place.  The result would the
infamous "Invariant Section Wars" which have already been suggested, with
counter-Invariant-Sections, etc.

> [C] If the inaccuracies are, in fact, fraud, then the license terms
> can't legally require that they be repeated.

But the GFDL has a clause along the lines of "If you cannot comply with this
license and other requirements, you can't distribute at all."

> Maybe there are serious problems with the GFDL, but this doesn't look
> like one of them.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

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