GNU FDL changes

Alfred M. Szmidt ams at
Sat Dec 8 09:47:48 UTC 2007

   > And you can do exactly the same thing with a GFDL work.  For
   > example,
   > | A copy of the license is can be found at
   > |
   > instead of:
   > | A copy of the license is included in the section entitled ``GNU
   > | Free Documentation License.''

   The GFDL seems to prohibit that. Both verbatim and modified copies
   are supposed to include a full copy of the actual license text, not
   just a reference to it. See Sec. 2 para. 1 and Sec. 4 part H of the

I was thinking of the new GFDL (when it is out), not the old one.  See
section 6a.  But you are ofcourse right that GFDL 1.2 does not allow

   The Creative Commons license doesn't have a similar requirement; it
   doesn't say that you need to include a copy of the actual license
   text in order to distribute.

I re-read the CC-by-SA license, and I stand corrected.

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