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[Savannah-hackers-public] GFDL

From: Sanjoy Mahajan
Subject: [Savannah-hackers-public] GFDL
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 23:32:32 -0500

> We would be please to get comments

The GFDL is a terrible license.  People can add invariant sections and
balkanize the derivative works, defeating the point of copyleft.  For
example, suppose a clever Bush supporter rewrites the documentation in
XML and adds an invariant section denying global warming or praising
'intelligent design'.  I might like to use the XML rewrite, but I don't
want to include their rubbish about global warming.  So now the project
has forked with no easy way to bring it back.


`A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.'
   - Bertrand de Jouvenal

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