My concerns about GPLv3 process

Alfred M. Szmidt ams at
Wed Feb 1 15:33:17 UTC 2006

   We have seen similar things in the past.  For example the "GPLed"
   version of PGP 2 which had two additional restrictions, one was
   that the long text file with the crypto political background must
   accompany all distributions of PGP.  Clearly that was non-free but
   something which can easily be done with the GFDL.

Because PGP was software, not documentation.  Such a clause would be
prefectly ok for free documentation.

   For example a book on networks might want to include the OOB-Data
   text from glibc.  With 48 lines (w/o the example) it is clearly
   beyond fair use.

You can ask the FSF to make a execption for examples.  This makes
sense, and I doubt anyone would object.

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