FDL again, was: My concerns about GPLv3 process

Ben Finney ben at benfinney.id.au
Sat Feb 11 22:30:40 UTC 2006

On 11-Feb-2006, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> [...] the English language allows for writting non-functional
> pieces.  Can you explain why you need the right to modify my poem
> about dragons?

Because I find it useful as the basis of my own work. As with works
licensed under the GPL, I would find it a reasonable requirement that
I note the copyright holder of the existing work, and note that I made

> And why I shouldn't be allowed to attach it to a manual?

I have been arguing that one *should* be allowed to combine such works
together and redistribute, just as with programs.

 \       "bash awk grep perl sed, df du, du-du du-du, vi troff su fsck |
  `\                  rm * halt LART LART LART!"  -- The Swedish BOFH, |
_o__)                                            alt.sysadmin.recovery |
Ben Finney <ben at benfinney.id.au>
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