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Re: Docs

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: Docs
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 14:43:59 +0100
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On Thursday 31 January 2008 13:50, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 12:28:50PM +0100, Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> > Anyway, the best way of using texinfo is to start from examples. In our
> > case, you can copy the manual from GRUB Legacy, and tweak it. FYI, Emacs
> > supports texinfo very well.
> If the manual from GRUB Legacy (or a derived version under the same
> license) is in GFDL with invariant sections or front/back cover texts, I
> won't be able to add this in the Debian package.
> Is there a way we can get around this?  GFDL is fine as far as Debian is
> concerned, only invariant sections and front/back cover texts are a
> problem.

The GRUB manual is licensed under the traditional "as-is" term. It was only 
because GFDL hadn't been born yet when I wrote the manual, and I stopped 
working on GRUB Legacy when the FSF urged me to change the license.

As the manual is not so long, and the FSF hasn't published a paper version, we 
can omit Invariant Sections. However, we must change the license to GFDL in 
GRUB 2, anyway. You can see more info here:

If the FSF wants to print it out, I will not hesitate to add Invariant 
Sections. Actually, there was a chance that a printed version would be 
published, but it was not done, because I pointed out that it had some 
incomplete chapters, so not tolerable for the payment, and I didn't make 
effort on finishing them.


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