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Re: Function for quoting Emacs manual sections?

From: PJ Weisberg
Subject: Re: Function for quoting Emacs manual sections?
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 01:17:52 -0800

On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 12:33 AM, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> in the past, when giving people advice about Emacs on Emacs-related
> mailing lists, I have frequently quoted passages of the Emacs manual (in
> formatted form).  I have just now bothered to check its license again,
> and clearly I violated pretty much all provisions of the GFDL while
> doing so.
> Since giving advice in mail or Usenet groups is a frequent occurence,
> could we have a ready-built function that inserts all relevant copyright
> notices, lists of invariant sections and other things required by the
> GFDL around quotes of manual text?
> It would be counterproductive if one could not both easily and legally
> quote manual sections to people asking for advice.
> Thanks

Given that this concerns giving advice over the internet, wouldn't it
be simpler to provide a hyperlink to the relevant section (which
itself will have hyperlinks to other related sections)?


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