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Re: Copyright question

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: Copyright question
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 10:19:53 +0200

On Jun 12, 2008, at 9:33 PM, Stefan Monnier wrote:

I would like to switch the copyright of the Org-mode manual to GPL.
Currently it is GFDL, with front/back cover texts, and I am told
that the Debian cannot include this in their distribution - therefore,
the Org-mode package in Debian is currently without Manual.

Actually, Debian can and does include such things in their distribution,
but in the `non-free' section.  This is the case for the Emacs online
docs (in package emacs22-common-non-dfsg).

Also, you do not need to abandon the GFDL to be allowed in the main
section of Debian.  You "only" need to use the GFDL without any
front&back matters (IIRC).

Well, I am happy with this solution, so I am going to remove these parts from
the copyright notice.  The copyright notice will now read:

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or
any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
@end quotation

Any objections?


- Carsten

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