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[Bug-gnupedia] GPL / FDL

From: Bryce Harrington
Subject: [Bug-gnupedia] GPL / FDL
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 14:00:46 -0800 (PST)

Btw, keep in mind that the GPL and the FDL are two similar but
incompatible licenses.  I.e., work provided under the GPL cannot be
auto-changed to FDL.  What this means for sample-programs-in-a-book, or
documention-in-a-software-distro, I'm not sure, but I suspect if someone
wished to do things like this, it could become "legally intricate", so
to speak.

However it is possible to completely sidestep the issue by "dual
licensing" everything under both the FDL and the GPL.  This is a
suggestion RMS himself suggested to me for something else.  We may also
want to consider doing this here.


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