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Re: Function for quoting Emacs manual sections?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Function for quoting Emacs manual sections?
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 11:08:14 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

PJ Weisberg <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 12:33 AM, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 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.
> 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)?

There is no guarantee that the hyperlink will point to the same content
(or any at all) for the lifetime of the advice in archives.

David Kastrup

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