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Re: Copyright Question

Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 11:47:34AM -0800, Josh Triplett wrote:
>>Note that since you are creating an embedded system, the size of all
>>these files may be an issue.  I believe you could legally supply them
>>separately as long as they are supplied in the same distribution
> As long as we have stuff like the GFDL in there, probably not. This is
> one of the scenarios that caused us to give up and consider it
> non-free.

That's true, but it seems pretty unlikely that an embedded system would
have any documentation installed.

> I think you're screwed for sarge on this one. Wait for the next release.

That seems a bit harsh; I think sarge would be quite usable for this
purpose, as long as you avoid GFDLed bits.  Is there anything GFDLed in
Debian that isn't in /usr/share/{doc,info,man} ?  Embedded systems
generally rm -rf those directories anyway (which is one reason why I
brought up the issue of the copyright files).

- Josh Triplett

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