Debian GNU/Linux

Comment 11 for bug 10364

Debian Bug Importer (debzilla) wrote :

Message-ID: <email address hidden>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 11:43:30 -0500
From: Clint Adams <email address hidden>
To: Paolo Bonzini <email address hidden>, <email address hidden>
Cc: <email address hidden>,
 "Brian M. Carlson" <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: Bug#281639: sed: documentation is non-free

> The manual is free as long as there are no invariant sections, isn't it?

I think there was a consensus previously that the GNU FDL was free as
long as there were no Invariant Sections or Cover Texts.

I think the current consensus may be as is described at
http://people.debian.org/~srivasta/Position_Statement.xhtml .

This issue gets an exemption for the sarge release policy,
http://release.debian.org/sarge_rc_policy.txt .

Hopefully Mr. Carlson will jump in here if I've completely failed to
understand the issue.

If the documentation could be relicensed under the GPL, or dual-licensed
under the GPL and FDL, I think everyone might be satisfied. I could be
mistaken about this as well.