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

On 5/11/06, Martin Kittel <debian@martin-kittel.de> 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.

Which still makes it non-free by Debian standards. Makes it at least
legal though.

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.

What should be done is persuade upstream to release the Word docs!

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