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Re: A new practical problem with invariant sections?

On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 10:30:16AM -0800, Adam McKenna wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 14, 2006 at 11:42:03PM -0500, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> > I think convenience is something to be considered in determining whether
> > something is free or not; a hint, nothing more, but not irrelevant either.
> > It's something that can be sacrificed, to a certain degree: the GPL is
> > pretty inconvenient at times, but its effects are acceptable.
> Yes, and so it will be with the GFDL.

So what will be?  The GFDL prohibits modification of a part of a work, and
"freedom to modify" is not something that can be sacrificed.

> What really matter is whether
> _creators_ of free documentation decide that the GFDL is suitable for their
> works.  This is what will make or break the GFDL, not whether Debian decides
> to distribute works licensed under it.

A license is free if people making free works use the license?  Stack
overflow ...

> Yes, you're right.  However, we need to distinguish between when something
> is actually impractical, and when someone is merely pretending it is 
> impractical because they don't like it.

We need to distinguish between things that are problems and things that are
not, but the sincerity of the individual giving the argument has no bearing
on that.

(Though I've had the opposite impression from Craig, that he actually
believes the opposite of what he says, and argues in reverse, in order
to associate mindless flaming with the perspective he disagrees with ...)

Glenn Maynard

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