Re: Request for suggestions of DFSG-free documentation licenses
Nathanael Nerode <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> The GPL contains some clauses which are somewhat irritating for
> *printed* manuals *only*. Debian does not think that this is a
> problem, as Debian does not distribute printed manuals (the user can
> always print them himself).
Agreed. Similarly, if you distribute physical hardware containing GPL
code, you must obey the same requirements (to provide source on a
CDROM, etc, or give a written offer to provide source on a CDROM etc).
And that's okay but, as you say, not ideal.
So I prefer the GPLv3 drafts (in sec. 6) because they allow Internet
distribution of the source, even when the object code or executable is
distributed in a physical medium (e.g. a printed manual or a router).
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