FDL again, was: My concerns about GPLv3 process
mjr at phonecoop.coop
Thu Feb 23 22:12:42 UTC 2006
Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms at 1407.org>
> On Thu, 2006-02-23 at 22:04 +0100, Frank Heckenbach wrote:
> > 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=09
> 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.
A dedication could be to a person who has started your involvement
with the subject, so would be a matter of historical connection,
which is explicitly permitted above. I think that much is obvious.
"Ode to my goldfish" was a frequently-used example and I don't
remember anyone claiming it couldn't be an invariant section
before this year. Was it so claimed before then?
> The rest is irrelevant, since it is clear you haven't read the GFDL.
Can you prove he hasn't read it? Then don't claim it so quickly.
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