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Re: [Texmacs-dev] GNU FSL and Debian FDL conflict

From: Joris van der Hoeven
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] GNU FSL and Debian FDL conflict
Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 16:47:28 +0200 (CEST)

> The Debian people are raising an issue which is IMHO important.
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/debian-legal-200304/msg00246.html
> It seems that documentation distributed under the GNU Free
> Documentation License (GFDL) including Invariant Sections is
> incompatible with the Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG).
> I have always been somewhat incomfortable with the idea of invariant
> sections in GFDL licensed documentation, it seems that some people are
> seeing a real problem there. It is debated whether it is even
> reasonable to draw a distinction between code and documentation for
> licensing purposes.
> So, the issues are:
>   Does the GFDL licensed TeXmacs documentation include any invariant
>   sections?


>   Should we have a policy regarding such invariant sections?

We might withhold ourselves from using invariant sections.
I do not really see any use for them anyway.
Would this solve the problem?

What about cover texts?
Does that also raise a potential conflict?
We might want to use cover texts in the future.

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