My concerns about GPLv3 process

MJ Ray mjr at
Fri Feb 3 02:09:46 UTC 2006

"Alfred M. Szmidt" <ams at>
> Werner Koch <wk at>
> >  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.

and once more the hackers are reduced to serfs, begging the
copyright barons for permission to make sensible use of tools
they already hold. I wonder if we would have the FDL problem
if bright young hacker modifying a printer driver on a PDP-11
had also wanted to reuse a description from its manual for
another project?  (See )

(Actually, is an interesting case, under
the FDL but seemingly dead for over a year now, still not
meeting WCAG1A and still not applying the FDL as advised.)

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