FDL again, was: My concerns about GPLv3 process
Alfred M. Szmidt
ams at gnu.org
Sat Feb 11 22:54:36 UTC 2006
> [...] 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 modifications.
But you can base it on your own work. It is called a reference.
> 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.
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