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Re: DFSG4 and combined works

On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 01:51:08PM -0700, Hubert Chan wrote:
> You are allowed to *accompany* your document with the license.  But an
> invariant section must be *part of* the document. [...]
> In the case of a reference card (as I understand the DFSG), you
> would not be allowed to just distribute the card, with a separate
> sheet of paper that includes the invariants.  You would have to
> distribute the reference card as a booklet that includes the
> invariant sections, and make the card a tear-out section if you want
> it to be usable as just a card.

GFDL doesn't place any restrictions on the form of the printed
document.  For example it can be a collection of unbound sheets of
paper plus some unbound pictures plus some bug maps plus a cup or two.
All you have to do in order to make such a heterogeneous collection to
count for one document is to make it completely clear in the copyright
notice what exactly is the document.  (Optionaly you can provide the
readers with "table of contents".)

> (And then, of course, you would not be allowed to just give the card
> away, without the rest of the booklet.)


Anton Zinoviev

P.S. I don't want to sent a message whose entire contents is
"I agree", so for the record: I agree with your reasoning in

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