[tex-live] Re: TL licensing following FSF

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Fri Mar 17 11:28:36 CET 2006

Juergen Fenn <juergen.fenn at GMX.DE> wrote:

> Frank Küster <frank at kuesterei.ch> writes:
>> karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) wrote:
>>> In LICENSE.TL, I would like to add something like "When FSF and Debian
>>> conflict, we generally follow the FSF."
>>> The problem is the GFDL; GNU manuals generally include invariant
>>> sections and texts, which Debian feels make them nonfree.  
>> Just make sure that you never have any non-world-readable files in the
>> repository, or at least non under GFDL, because that would be a license
>> violation.
> I just would like to make two points: First, using the GFDL does not
> necesarily mean that there are invariant parts in a document. You may
> use the GFDL and make the document as a whole variable, as I did with
> l2tabuen because I think there are good points for using the
> GFDL. 

Yes, but the badly phrased DRM clause doesn't have to do anything with
invariant sections.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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