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Re: The Curious Case Of The Mountainous Molehill (was Re: A new practical problem with invariant sections?)

On Tue, 14 Feb 2006 15:06:09 +1100, Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au> said:

> On Mon, Feb 13, 2006 at 08:07:48PM -0700, Hubert Chan wrote:
>> You made the assertion that it was sufficient to just include a link
>> to the full document (including invariant sections) or to just the
>> invariant sections here:
>> http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2006/02/msg00244.html

> yes, and it was an appropriate comment for the context in which it was
> made.

But it was a comment that was later shown to be false (or, at least, has
not yet been backed up).

>> [ blah blah blah]
>> pointed out that the portion of the GFDL that you quoted is only an
>> exemption from having to provide a transparent copy along with the
>> text.  It cannot be used as an exemption from having to include the
>> invariant sections.

> you're either getting confused or deliberately trying to confuse the
> issue.

> i've never said that having to include invariant sections is a problem
> that can be worked around - in fact, i've explicitly stated on
> numerous occasions that it is not even a problem at all. at least, not
> a problem with any freedom implications - it is a mere convenience
> issue, not a freedom issue.


Did I say anything at all about freedom issues in my last message?  The
only thing that I said was that you claimed that the GFDL allowed people
to replace an invariant section with a link to a network location that
contained the full document, and I said that this claim has not yet been
backed up by a suitable quote from the GFDL.  Stop trying to change the
topic.  Either show where the GFDL gives permission to replace an
invariant section with a link, or stop claiming that it gives that
permission.  That is all I am saying.

I'm sorry if my lack of subtlety is confusing.

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