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Re: (DRAFT 4) FAQ on documentation licensing

Jacobo Tarrio wrote:
O Xoves, 21 de Abril de 2005 ás 11:49:00 +0400, Olleg Samoylov escribía:

Q: Is license of documentation free if it don't grant freedom to modificate, but explicitly require separate license to modificate or author approval? There can be trap. Author may give such license, but later reject all request to modificate document. And what is difference between explicitly require author approval to modificate and implicitly require (for instance "verbatim copies only")?

No it isn't. See DFSG#7: "Distribution of License. The rights attached to the program must apply to all to whom the program is redistributed without the need for execution of an additional license
 by those parties."

I don't think this needs a FAQ entry...

Okey. Thus  Linux Filesystem Standard is not free due to:

<quote>Any entities seeking permission to distribute any material derived from this document (other than verbatim copies) must contact the
FSSTND coordinator for the appropriate license.</qoute>

Package debian-policy include LFS, thus package debian-policy must be moved from main to non-free.

Olleg Samoylov

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