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Re: Re: [Fwd: Re: Bug#304316: section non-free/doc]

On 4/19/05, Olleg Samoylov <olleg@mipt.ru> wrote:
> > Feel free to work at resolving these questions if you have decided
> > that documentation[3] needs fundamentally different freedoms than
> > software.
> Okey. To move gnu-standarts from non-free to main section next changing
> DFSG will be enough:
> 2.1 The Debian Free Software Guidelines
> ...
> Integrity of The Author's Source Code
> ...
> If software must be builded to be used, then the license must explicitly
> permit distribution of software built from modified source code.

You might consider Googling for previous discussion before wading in. 
You are unlikely to persuade anyone otherwise.

For the record, so long as implementations of software freedom are
copyright-based, documents from which fragments cannot legally be cut
and pasted into the software they accompany do not belong in main. 
This applies most emphatically to the GFDL and to RFCs, inconvenient
as that may be.

- Michael

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