FDL again, was: My concerns about GPLv3 process

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Wed Feb 8 08:44:45 UTC 2006

On Tue, 07 Feb 2006 20:07:01 +0100, Alfred M\ Szmidt said:

>> GFDL somehow reducing the set of free manuals.  That is what I
>    Yes, because in practise it does not allow to share.

> How? To be able tos hare manuals is important, and the GFDL does allow
> for that.

In theory you can share manuals but this is limited by invariant
sections and the requirement to put all authors onto the title page.

Including a few lines of the Emacs manual into Jed's manual (assuming
that is GFDLed) would require to also include the GNU Manifesto and
other stuff.  Some people might want to state their opinon on some of
Richard's thoughts too and voila another invariant sections needs to
be carried on.

Sure, you can do that but the extra texts are irrelevant, dead weight
and might not convey the intention of the author.



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