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

From: Ralf Treinen
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] GNU FSL and Debian FDL conflict
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 21:47:22 +0200
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On Tue, Oct 07, 2003 at 02:21:01PM +0200, David Allouche wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 10:32:31PM +0200, Ralf Treinen wrote:
> > copiled a summary of the ongoing discussion and announced it on the
> > debian-devel mailing list. The summary can be found at
> > 
> > http://people.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/Position_Statement.xhtml

> My general impression is that, if one does not care about invariant
> sections, there is no convincing reason not to use plain GPL instead of
> GFDL. Do you have a link which explains clearly the practical issues for
> documentation authors?
> What if someone would contribute to a GFDL documentation if and only if
> those contribution are licensed under the GPL? Is there a way to use a
> loophole in the "aggregated work" clause?

Not being a lawyer, I really cannot answer these questions. And I don't
want to speculate. What does the FSF say about licensing documentation
under GPL?


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