FDL again, was: My concerns about GPLv3 process

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Wed Feb 8 14:12:20 UTC 2006

On Wed, 08 Feb 2006 14:46:48 +0100, Alfred M\ Szmidt said:

> Werner, I'm really not following you.  Either you can share something,
> or you cannot.  Obviously, you can share GFDl:ed manuals, I hope we
> can agree on that.  What you are speaking about is combining different
> works, this isn't the same thing as sharing.  Even the GPL has some

Nonsense.  It is the heart of FS software development.

> A few lines of material cannot be considered a legally significant
> change.  So you are free to include those few lines and ignoring the

Wrong.  I am not talking about quoting - and even that is limited.

> license (basically).  If you wish to incoperate a whole page, or
> chapter, it would be better to simply refer to it and not include it
> if you do not wish to have the invariant sections.  The same thing
> applies to GPLed works which you wish to include in non-free programs,
> where you have to jump around abunch of hoops to be able to do that.

I am only talking about FS and in particular works with GPL compatible
licenses.  Refering to otehr parts of the code or manual is not an



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