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Re: Some ideas with Emacs

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Some ideas with Emacs
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 13:07:34 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> this is a very shady area - after all, disallowing reuse would put
> a stop to much of artistic creativity - but I would at least expect
> a modified version to be (a) easily distinguishable from the original
> and (b) prepared in such a way that the differeneces between the
> original and the modified version are visible without specialized tools
> (like diff).  From a cursory examination, GFDL secures (a), but not
> necessarily (b).

If you want to update an old textbook, I can definitely agree to stating
clearly the original book from which you started, but I see no need to
include a clear separation of what you changed (it might be nice to
include a brief summary, maybe, but I see no reason to request it from
the license).

Similarly, how/why would you list the differences for a translation of
the book (other than "translated from Foo by Bar")?


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