FDL again, was: My concerns about GPLv3 process

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at 1407.org
Thu Feb 23 21:40:41 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-02-23 at 22:04 +0100, Frank Heckenbach wrote:
> Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-02-23 at 00:01 +0100, Eneko Lacunza wrote:
> > > 	You also don't comment my first paragraph about the problems with
> > > invariant/dedications.
> > 
> > Dedications can't be Invariants.
> Because you say so?

No. Because the FDL says what can be considered Secondary sections, and
an Invariant is merely a fixed Secondary section.

>  According to the FDL, dedications can certainly
> be secondary sections and thus invariant sections.

Oh really? Let's quote (again):

	A "Secondary Section" is a named appendix or a front-matter
	section of the Document that deals exclusively with the	
	relationship of the publishers or authors of the Document to the
	Document's overall subject (or to related matters) and contains
	nothing that could fall directly within that overall subject.
	(Thus, if the Document is in part a textbook of mathematics, a
	Secondary Section may not explain any mathematics.) The
	relationship could be a matter of historical connection with the
	subject or with related matters, or of legal, commercial,
	philosophical, ethical or political position regarding them.

So... no. No dedications.
What GFDL are you reading? The Crack-Cocaine one? :)

> In case you mean FDL 4.K

But that section can't be a Secondary, thus can't be an Invariant, thus
is an inappropriate example.

>  and the last paragraphs of 5. and 9., these
> clauses refer only to sections entitled ["Acknowledgments" or]
> "Dedications", not to any section containing dedications, but
> entitled differently. (BTW, the conditions for those are not that
> much different from invariant sections, but that's irrelevant to the
> point here.)

Again, not in the context of Secondary sections, hence not Invariants.

The rest is irrelevant, since it is clear you haven't read the GFDL.

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