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Re: Linux Documentation Project License (LDPL) v2.0

frx@firenze.linux.it wrote:

>Clause A.2:
>|  2. The person making the modifications must be identified.
>This fails to allow anonymous modifications and thus fails the
>Dissident test, it's a restriction on modifications (I have to
>give up something, namely my anonymity, in order to get permission
>to modify), see DFSG#3.
The dissident test is not part of the DFSG, nothing in DFSG #3 says that
you must be guaranteed anonymity and anyway it's a generic request for
"identification", which could as well be a pseudonym.

>|  2. The author be notified by email of the modification in advance of
>|     redistribution, if an email address is provided in the document.
>_If_ the document includes "an email address", this fails to the
>Desert Island test, discriminates against people that do not have
Which is not part of the DFSG either, so it's not much relevant when
evaluating the freeness of a license.

>Internet access (or anyway the possibility to send e-mail messages):
>fails DFSG#5.
I do not believe that this can be considered "discrimination" relevant
for DFSG #5.


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