[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Clarifying non-free parts of the GNU FDL

Hash: SHA1

Hi folks,

The Gimp-Print User's Guide (package gimpprint-doc) is currently
licensed under the terms of the GNU FDL.

During discussion with gimp-print upstream about the potential
problems with the GNU FDL and the possibility of relicensing it, a
number of issues have cropped up, which I'd be grateful if you could
assist with.  I have pointed to Manoj's draft position statement as a
summary of the issues with the FDL found to date, which we have been

If the documentation was to remain GFDL licenced, would be possible to
add a clarification to the licence in order to counter the main
problems which would affect this work?  The work is written in
Docbook/SGML, and contains no invariant sections.

Specifically, would it be possible to
1) Allow storage/transmission on encrypted filesystems/links to
   counter the "DRM restriction"?
2) Not require forcing distribution of transparent copies with bulk
   opaque copies?

If these clarifications were to be made, would the licence be
considered DFSG-free?  Are there any other possible amendments that
could be made to make the licence DFSG-free?

Lastly, are there any alternative licences available?  The author (and
copyright holder) of the work would prefer a licence suited to
documentation rather than programs (which I don't disagree with).

Many thanks,

BTW, please could you CC me on any replies--I'm not subscribed to

- -- 
Roger Leigh

                Printing on GNU/Linux?  http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/
                GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848.  Please sign and encrypt your mail.
Version: GnuPG v1.2.5 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Processed by Mailcrypt 3.5.8 <http://mailcrypt.sourceforge.net/>


Reply to: