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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] GFDL

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] GFDL
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 11:50:51 +0100
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> 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.


I don't think such a section would be acceptable. What you can add as
an invariant section is pretty limited and can't be anything one want.


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