Re: DFSG4 and combined works
On Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 02:30:43PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Anton Zinoviev <email@example.com> writes:
> > On Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 11:55:11AM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> >> But that isn't my point. My point is that you can't include the
> >> GFDL'd material in any free program. (Or, by doing so, you render the
> >> program non-free.) This is not controversial; even the FSF agrees.
> > This won't be true if you use dual licensing. I showed one way to
> > achieve this in http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2006/02/msg00472.html
> However, the resulting program is *not* a free program!
> I cannot include GFDL'd text in a BSD-licensed program without
> *changing the license to require the GFDL's terms*.
I suppose we are talking about different things. Notice that the
procedure I proposed places all pieces taken from the manual inside
comments. The binary of GDB doesn't depend on the comments and thats
why you can choose the BSD license for it.