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[AUCTeX-devel] Re: New auctex version coming, and the freeze

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: [AUCTeX-devel] Re: New auctex version coming, and the freeze
Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2006 20:26:22 +0200

* David Kastrup (2006-10-02) writes:

> Anyway, I just got back the reply from Richard Stallman, and we can
> leave off the front and back cover texts and invariant sections (the
> license text itself will be excluded from being covered by the GFDL
> since it obviously is not subject to modification).

That's good news.  I am not particulary thrilled about these features
of the license, although I understand the reason why they are there.

> That means that according to the decision of the Debian vote, AUCTeX
> documentation will be considered DFSG-compliant and will not need to
> be split even in Debian, without the Debian maintainer having to take
> responsibility for any compromises on Debian policies.

So Debian is fine with this particular usage of the license although
the license includes the options to require cover texts and invariant
sections?  Interesting.

> For most of AUCTeX's developers, I hope this should be sufficient.

I was about to suggest to wait with the license change until there is
a final version of the GSFDL which I'd prefer over the current GFDL.


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