Re: Rewriting GFDL docs - where to start from?
> I was wondering whether we could start to rewrite the manual for GNU
> Emacs, starting with a) the old manual, prior to GFDL and b) GPL'ed
> docstrings in the source. However, it was pointed out that the old
> license of the manual, before it was put under GFDL, is also problematic
> with respect to the DFSG. I am asking:
> What is this license? Where can it be found? Is it also problematic with
> respect to GPL-compatibility?
On my Woody system I have an Emacs manual that contains this:
This is the thirteenth edition of the `GNU Emacs Manual', updated for
Emacs version 20.7.
Permission is granted to copy and distribute modified versions of this
manual under the conditions for verbatim copying, provided also that the
sections entitled "The GNU Manifesto", "Distribution" and "GNU General
Public License" are included exactly as in the original, and provided
that the entire resulting derived work is distributed under the terms of
a permission notice identical to this one.