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Re: FDL: wrong link in CVS?

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: FDL: wrong link in CVS?
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 11:49:17 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

Your proposal seems good to me.

However the fdl is not something which we can change at will, since its
copyright is owned by the FSF and they do not permit derivative works.


On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 10:16:45AM +0200, Bernhard Voelker wrote:
     On 2020-08-03 18:18, Bernhard Voelker wrote:
     > Coming from the gnulib discussion at:
     >   https://lists.gnu.org/r/bug-gnulib/2020-07/msg00185.html
     > There is a difference for the URL in the 'FUTURE REVISIONS OF THIS 
     > section of the FDL licensig text in CVS ...
     > ... and all the other different formats available (web page, plain text,
     > Texinfo, standalone HTML, DocBook/XML v4 or v5, LaTeX, Markdown, ODF, 
     >   https://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-1.3.html
     >   https://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-1.3.txt
     >   https://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-1.3.texi
     >   https://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-1.3-standalone.html
     >   https://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-1.3.dbk
     >   https://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-1.3-db5.xml
     >   https://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-1.3.tex
     >   https://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-1.3.md
     >   https://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-1.3.odt
     >   https://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-1.3.rtf
     > While the version in CVS has the link to the 'copyleft' page,
     > all the others point to 'licenses':
     > -@uref{https://www.gnu.org/copyleft/}.
     > +@uref{https://www.gnu.org/licenses/}.
     > Please clarify.
     > FWIW also older versions have the same link:
     >   https://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-1.1.html
     >   https://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-1.2.html
     > Thanks & have a nice day,
     > Berny
     In particular, I'm asking to apply the following patch.
     Have a nice day,
     cvs diff -u fdl.texi
     Index: fdl.texi
     RCS file: /sources/gnustandards/gnustandards/fdl.texi,v
     retrieving revision 1.15
     diff -u -r1.15 fdl.texi
     --- fdl.texi       16 Nov 2017 18:48:45 -0000      1.15
     +++ fdl.texi       18 Aug 2020 08:12:35 -0000
     @@ -414,7 +414,7 @@
      of the GNU Free Documentation License from time to time.  Such new
      versions will be similar in spirit to the present version, but may
      differ in detail to address new problems or concerns.  See
      Each version of the License is given a distinguishing version number.
      If the Document specifies that a particular numbered version of this

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