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

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: OK to distribute autoconf.texi under the GPL too?
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 10:27:27 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1007 (Gnus v5.10.7) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

>>> "Paul" == Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

 > Bruce Korb <address@hidden> writes:
 >> What if you simply stated:
 >> Any programming examples incorporated into this document are
 >> hereby released to the public domain and are free for anybody to
 >> use any way they like.

 > That's too broad, as some of the examples are dozens of lines long.

 > Short examples can already be copied without restriction, under fair
 > use.  So in practice the license matters only when someone copies a
 > nontrivial number of lines.

Underpinning this is the idea that long examples should be GPL'd, as
opposed as "are de facto" as of today.  Why should they?
autoconf.texi promotes the best uses, and since autoconf was designed
for everybody, not exclusively GPL users, it is unfair that the best
uses be reserved to a fraction of our users.

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