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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 10:56:43 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1007 (Gnus v5.10.7) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

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

 > This is long enough to be copyrightable.  Currently this text is
 > redistributable only under the terms of the GNU FDL, which doesn't
 > allow you to cut-n-paste it into your program.  I'm trying to say
 > that it's OK to cut-n-paste this into GPLed software.

 > I don't think anybody would dispute this.

I certainly don't.

 > I'm not so sure that there would be wide consensus that it's OK to
 > copy examples like this into non-free software.  I suspect that
 > some GNU developers would disagree with that.


I won't insist any further, but I find the old and new situations
inconsistent with the exceptions made in Autoconf wrt. copyright.

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