EU Copyright..

Jeroen Dekkers jeroen at
Sat May 4 22:40:40 UTC 2002

On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 11:33:46PM +0200, Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 10:54:22PM +0200, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> > We all know open source, including the OSD, is flawed. Does it really
> > matter to argue about this? Other than that, I haven't seen this option
> > of the GPL used. I worry more about the Debian Free Software
> > Guidelines, but that's also known to be flawed (in relation with the
> > GNU FDL). And at least they call it guidelines instead of definition.
> No, it's not.
> DFSG is perfect, it's GFDL what is flawed.

No, the first flaw of the DFSG is that it only goes about software and
not about documentation.

> GFDL with "invariant sections" or some "front/back cover" things is
> proprietary license.

It isn't, it only takes away freedoms you can't do anything useful
with and is generally only abused. The same does the GPL.

Jeroen Dekkers
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