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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: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 17:11:35 -0200
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On Sun, 19 Dec 2004, Roger Leigh wrote:
> However, the manual is still licensed under the terms of the GFDL, a
> licence which is not considered to meet the requirements of the Debian
> Free Software Guidelines.  Therefore I believe it is not possible to

Debian-legal (and many Debian developers) consider the GFDL and the DFSG to
be incompatible.  BUT this is on hold until "Sarge" ships, and GFDL documents
are freely allowed in Debian "Sarge".  The autoconf maintainer may, or may
not decide to have the GFDL documents back for Sarge...  but I do believe
the positive response shown on this thread could persuade him to add the
docs back for "Sarge".

In any case, if he does not add the docs back, I will maintain them in a
separate package.

The whole issue of GFDL and Debian will take a head after "Sarge" releases.

  "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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