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Re: Vim's user manual bug closed: reopen?

Walter Landry wrote:

> Francesco Poli <frx@firenze.linux.it> wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> I noticed that bug #384019 has been recently closed.
>> The bug is about Vim's user manual, which is claimed to not comply with
>> the DFSG, because is released under the Open Publication License v1.0[1]
>> (with no options).
>> The bug was closed because an FTP-master (James Troup) stated that the
>> Open Publication License v1.0 without options is fine for main. See the
>> buglog[2] for more details.
> Like it or not, the FTP-master's are the supreme court of the land.
> They decide what goes in an what does not.  Troup did not explain why
> he thinks the OPL passes the DFSG, but I will assume that he read the
> bug report.  Unless you have new arguments, I think the decision is
> made.

The only issue was the cover texts clause, and it was not open-ended like
the one in the GFDL: it was arguably acceptable, and I guess Troup thought
it was acceptable.  It was such a borderline issue to start with that I'm
not about to push it.

Nathanael Nerode  <neroden@fastmail.fm>

Bush admitted to violating FISA and said he was proud of it.
So why isn't he in prison yet?...

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