Re: license requirements for a book to be in free section
Scripsit Stefano Zacchiroli <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> They also told me that they don't want to allow the commercial
> distribution of the book, anyway again in their opinion this doesn't
> violate the DFSG.
Which is false. The right to commercial redistribution for profit, in
electronic form at the very least, is a sine qua non for DFSG
> This is a quoting from the O'Reilly editor about this:
> We consider that in the DFSG phrasing, the endeavor of the user is
> *preexistent* to the use of the document (which is OK for us), while
> the FDL virtually allows that the use of the document may become the
> endeavor itself (which we are not ready to agree with).
The field-of-endeavor thing is not really what is at stake here. The
basic right-to-redistribute is.
And O'Reilly don't really have the final word (or any word) in how the
DFSG is interpreted.
Henning Makholm "Monsieur, vous êtes fou."