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Re: FYI: Savannah forces new projects to use GFDL for documentation

FYI, Here's the full text:

Tue Jan 31 23:13:51 CET 2006
Savannah.GNU.org switched its policy
Today Savannah.GNU.org switched its policy about the licenses of the
hosted projects.
Since today every project must release its documentation under the GNU
Free Documentation License or any other compatible license.
So now everything had to be released under the GNU GPL (the source)
and the GNU FDL (the documentation[s]), or any other compatible
license, to get approved on Savannah.GNU.org.

Sylvain Beucler wrote on @SV-hackers:
"We will require project submitters to place their documentation under
a GFDL-compatible license.

We will also suggest that existing projects dual-license their
existing, non-GFDL documentation."

The whole stuff happends because Debian restricted their "view" about
the GNU FDL, because "concerns regarding the compatibility of the GNU
Free Documentation License with the Debian Free Software Guidelines
came to the attention of the debian-legal mailing list."
For more details have a look at

Draft Debian Position Statement about the GNU Free Documentation
License(GFDL) <http://people.debian.org/~srivasta/Position_Statement.xhtml>
Draft of a potential vote about the GNU FDL and the Debian Guidelines

Then: Good night!

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: stuff around the FSF

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