Re: DFSG4 and combined works
On Wed, Feb 08, 2006 at 02:39:17PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > The first notion of freedom is: the work is free if we are allowed to do
> > whatever we want with it.
> > The second notion of freedom is: the work is free if we are allowed to
> > adapt it to various needs and to improve it.
> It would probably be a good idea if you would not try to characterize
> other people's positions that you don't agree with, since you are mostly
> just getting them wrong. For example, I agree more with the latter
> definition than the former, but I think the GFDL is clearly non-free.
This doesn't change the fact that there are people who have wrote many
times in this list that the DFSG text "must allow modifications"
should be interpreted as "must allow arbitrary modifications".
Yes, there are people like you who agree with the latter definition
and consider GFDL non-free. Thats why I tried to show whenever I
could why GFDL doesn't obstruct us to adapt the documents or to
improve them. See for example