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Re: Bug#346354: Is distribution of the maxdb-doc package a GPL violation?

Hi Martin,

On Wed, May 10, 2006 at 09:33:18PM +0200, Martin Kittel wrote:

> just a quick update of the situation:

> Upstream is still using Word documents as the basis for the HTML docs. I
> have asked about the possibility of a license exemption but am not
> expecting an answer anytime soon.

> This still leaves the discussion open as to whether the HTML would
> qualify as the preferred basis for modifications, especially in light of
> the fact the upstream has published the HTML only.

Of course, the point in my posts is that you have the power to make a
deliberate choice of source format here, by using the HTML as the basis for
your *own* modifications.  But you would first have to agree that the HTML
is suitable for editing, and then actually do such edits.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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