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Re: OK to distribute autoconf.texi under the GPL too?

From: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
Subject: Re: OK to distribute autoconf.texi under the GPL too?
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 07:42:31 -0200
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On Fri, 17 Dec 2004, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> >cut-n-paste them into their GPLed code.  There more arguments; please
> >see <> for
> The GFDL is troubling to some, however, the GPL applies to *programs* 
> so it is not an appropriate license for documentation.  Unless the 

Many people (including myself) believe that essential documentation that is
always shipped alongside a program *IS* part of the software, and thus it
must not suffer additional restrictions than those specified by the GPL

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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