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Re: GFDL GR, vote please!



Anton Zinoviev <anton@lml.bas.bg> writes:

> On Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 01:41:42PM +0000, Roger Leigh wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> > I think the following is an useful test.  If the license forbids some
>> >> > modification that is necessary in order to adapt the document to some
>> >> > need, then the document is non-free.  Otherwise, that is if the
>> >> > license does not forbid any necessary modification, the document may
>> >> > be free.
>> >> 
>> >> This is no good.  Where is it defined what is "necessary", and who
>> >> deems what is "necessary"?  What /I/ consider to be necessary may be
>> >> considered "unnecessary" (and hence, not allowed) by the copyright
>> >> holders.
>> >
>> > I don't think we disagree what "necessary" means.
>> 
>> Please answer the question I asked: Where is it defined what is
>> "necessary", and who deems what is "necessary"?
>
> OK.  The modification is necessary in order to adapt the document to
> some need if there is no way to adapt the document to serve the
> purpose in question without this modification.

Please could you still answer my question: *Who* defines what is
"necessary"?

Your partial answer above also appears to be nothing more than your
personal opinion.  Can you properly justify your reasoning with a
detailed rationale?  I think we need something rather more concrete
than the personal opinion of a single developer for something which
has important ramifications.  It's all still rather too vague and
handwavy to be of any practical use.


Regards,
Roger

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