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Re: GFDL GR: Amendment: invariant-less in main v2



I second the Amendment fully quoted below, as a replacement of the 
previous one Adeodato wrote.

Le Jeu 9 Février 2006 06:26, Adeodato Simó a écrit :
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> Debian and the GNU Free Documentation License
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>
> This is the position of the Debian Project about the GNU Free
> Documentation License as published by the Free Software Foundation:
>
>   1. We consider that the GNU Free Documentation License version 1.2
>      conflicts with traditional requirements for free software, since
> it allows for non-removable, non-modifiable parts to be present in
> documents licensed under it. Such parts are commonly referred to as
> "invariant sections", and are described in Section 4 of the GFDL.
>
>      As modifiability is a fundamental requirement of the Debian Free
>      Software Guidelines, this restriction is not acceptable for us,
> and we cannot accept in our distribution works that include such
> unmodifiable content.
>
>   2. At the same time, we also consider that works licensed under the
>      GNU Free Documentation License that include no invariant
> sections do fully meet the requirements of the Debian Free Software
> Guidelines.
>
>      This means that works that don't include any Invariant Sections,
>      Cover Texts, Acknowledgements, and Dedications (or that do, but
>      permission to remove them is explicitly granted), are suitable
> for the main component of our distribution.
>
>   3. Despite the above, GFDL'd documentation is still not free of
>      trouble, even for works with no invariant sections: as an
> example, it is incompatible with the major free software licenses,
> which means that GFDL'd text can't be incorporated into free
> programs.
>
>      For this reason, we encourage documentation authors to license
>      their works (or dual-license, together with the GFDL) under the
>      same terms as the software they refer to, or any of the
> traditional free software licenses like the the GPL or the BSD
> license.
>
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·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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