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Re: gpl and lgpl texi

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: gpl and lgpl texi
Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2006 07:22:13 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Karl Berry) writes:
>>     the title "Copying" of gpl.texi makes no sense
>> I agree, but I don't think we should change the node name in the
>> canonical gpl.texi.  So many manuals already use "Copying".
> On the other hand, there are practically no users of gpl.texi from
> gnulib today.  When someone starts to use gpl.texi from gnulib, they
> do so manually, and should be able to cope.

I agree with Simon.  Also, the Gnulib tradition is to make API changes
when that is the "right" thing to do, within reason; we try to be not
as backward-constrained by compatibility as the typical library.

(This message is from someone who plans to install an API change to
mkancesdirs soon.  :-)

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