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Re: Amendment to GR on GFDL, and the changes to the Social Contract

On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 01:30:45AM -0500, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> Nick Phillips <nwp@nz.lemon-computing.com> wrote:
> > In fact, Adeodato's amendment is clear in its explanation that "we
> > believe that the GFDL does meet the spirit of the DFSG (so long as you
> > have no invariant sections)". [...]
> This argument-to-the-spirit is interesting: it is the claim that Debian should 
> accept works where we believe that the intention of the license is 
> satisfactory, even if the actual letter of the license is not and we have no 
> clarification from the copyright holder.  

Actually it's the opposite claim -- it's not about the spirit of the license
that Nick's talking about, it's the spirit of the DFSG.


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