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Re: GFDL and cover texts

On 06/08/07, Evan Prodromou <evan@debian.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-06-08 at 08:58 -0500, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:
> > Can I get an explanation of why Debian considers a GFDL manual with
> > cover texts non-free?
> http://people.debian.org/~srivasta/Position_Statement.xhtml
> http://www.debian.org/vote/2006/vote_001

The position statement and the vote all conflate invariant sections
with cover texts and dedications as if exactly the same arguments
against invariant sections applied to a cover text like "a gnu
manual". Why are three words enough to make thousands upon thousands
of words nonfree?

- Jordi G. H.

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