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Re: Question about translating and editing gpl document.

"john skofot" <skofot@operamail.com> wrote:

> Is this in violation of the gpl?

No, IMHO it's one of the typical uses of the freedoms the GPL explicitly

> Is he allowed to remove chapters and misleadingly change the title?

If he has changed the document to contain more up-to-date information,
wouldn't it be misleading to *keep* the title?

> All without and against my concensus.

That's not very friendly, but friendliness is not required by the GPL.
It's also how life is - most forks start with being not friendly, and
many finally-not-forks which get reintegrated start that way, too.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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