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Re: GFDL and cover texts

On 07/08/07, Joerg Jaspert <joerg@debian.org> wrote:
> On 11104 March 1977, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:
> : Why are three words enough to make thousands upon thousands
> > of words nonfree?
> Because it is non-free.
> Compare with a source tarball, where one could say "But this is just one
> twenty-line file which is non-free, and the other 500000 lines are
> free. Why is this enough to make the rest non-free?". That just doesn't
> work.

But we can't modify the COPYING file in a source tarball, and that's
ok. Why isn't a cover text like "a GNU manual" also acceptable?

- Jordi G. H.

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