Re: GR proposal: GFDL with no Invariant Sections is free
* Fabian Fagerholm (firstname.lastname@example.org) [060124 08:03]:
> On Tue, 2006-01-24 at 00:02 +0100, Andreas Barth wrote:
> > * Fabian Fagerholm (email@example.com) [060123 22:44]:
> > > This General Resolution partly reverts an earlier decision by the
> > > Release Management team, taken under delegation in accordance with the
> > > Debian Constitution, to remove all works licensed under the GNU FDL from
> > > the main section of the Debian archive.
> > Sorry, but what do you want to change? If you want to revert a
> > delegates' decision, you need to specify which.
> "... an earlier decision by the Release Management team, ..., to remove
> all works licensed under the GNU FDL from the main section of the Debian
> There is no other sensible way of referring to the decision in question.
> It is also not the main point of the GR proposal text. It is a
> consequence of the main point, which is that GNU FDL without Invariant
> Sections, is DFSG-free. (Which in turn may or may not be an opinion that
> I share.)
I cannot recognize from this text which decision you mean. Sorry, but
you cannot do it that way. You need to specifically overwrite a decision
- and, BTW, if you want to do more than just to undo it (which means
that e.g. the ftp-masters still have a say on it, as well as the
individual maintainers), you should also do a new decision as well as
part of the GR.
> The missing part of the puzzle is the answer to the question "does the
> GNU FDL meet the DFSG?" -- the second decision listed in your message.
> The RM team has made that decision for themselves in , which is
> possible since they have that power by delegation.
In that case, you might want to recall especially this decision in your
GR proposal. That would be better than to claim there is a decision to
remove GFDL-licensed documents.