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Re: Some ideas with Emacs

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Some ideas with Emacs
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 21:57:01 +0100
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On 2019-12-02, at 19:07, Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:

>> 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).

Well, I would expect e.g. all changes marked by footnotes or something

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

This is a different thing - and most probably requiring a green light
from the original author.


Marcin Borkowski

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