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Re: POLL: Should Debian remove all GNU FDL-licensed documentation?

On 4/13/05, Brian Nelson <pyro@debian.org> wrote:
> 1. Is it acceptable for Debian to permanently remove most FDL documents
> so that they are no longer available on Debian mirrors or on Debian CDs?


> 2. Is it acceptable if all FDL documents were moved to non-free so that
> they could still be downloaded from Debian mirrors?  Note that they
> still would not appear on most Debian CDs.


> 3. Should Debian allow documents without invariant sections in main, and
> only remove/move-to-non-free those with invariant sections?

Sure, but only if something has to leave.

> 4. Should Debian modify the Social Contract and/or Debian Free Software
> Guidelines[1] to allow all FDL documents to remain in the main archive
> and appear on Debian CDs?

Maybe. I'll leave this to those who understand the goals of the document.

> 5. Is Debian making a big deal out of a minor issue?  Should Debian be
> focusing more on creating a usable operating system and less on worrying
> about licensing issues?


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