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Re: Bug#316487: debian-installer-manual: Missing copyright credit: Karsten M. Self for section C.4

On Sat, Jul 02, 2005 at 12:17:43AM +0200, Francesco Poli wrote:
> Wait one second...
> Of course excision is possible, but is it really a good idea?
> I don't think so.

That's not d-legal's decision, or the DPL's.  It's the maintainer's
decision.  There are procedures in place to overrule a maintainer.
If you really think that such a thing is a good idea, follow them.
Debating the merits of rewrites is far off-topic for d-legal.

> Think about it: Karsten wrote a valuable document and is offering it
> under the GPL; in these times of non-free documentation everywhere, how
> can you ask more from him?

I believe I saw Joey offering to rewrite the documentation, with his
own time, and only asked to have the relevant sections identified.

I'm not sure that I see the entire situation, since a quick review
shows the GPL on one side and "ad-hoc" on the other--the GPL isn't
an ad-hoc license.  Karsten didn't make any real attempt to summarize
the situation, though, instead dumping pages of past history on the
list and expecting us to pull out a fine-toothed-comb, and I don't
have the time or interest to do that.  I do know that I see Joey
being reasonable, apologizing, and offering to help fix the problem,
so I have zero tolerance for Karsten's demanding, who-do-you-think-
you-are, you-can't-remove-my-work, fix-it-my-way-or-else, I'm-going-
over-your-head attitude.

Glenn Maynard

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