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Re: Copyright question

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Copyright question
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 23:13:36 -0400

   > You could satisfy Debian's requirements simply by making the
   > manual available under the GPL in addition to the GFDL. No need
   > to stop distributing it under the GFDL.

   Yes, dual licencing looks like to be the easiest solution.

   Why is this not the one chosen for Emacs manual as well?

The GPL, being a free software license, lacks important provisions for
free documentation; which is what the GFDL provides.

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