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[Savannah-hackers] submission of GNU Online Philosophy archive - savanna

From: rushing
Subject: [Savannah-hackers] submission of GNU Online Philosophy archive -
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 21:08:16 -0400
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Stephen Compall <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
License: other
Other License: This archive uses the pre-FDL GNU book copyleft. Most of the 
essays, however, have licenses similar to the GNU website license. I chose this 
license for parallel to the rms-essays book.

The text is as follows:

Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire book is permitted in any 
medium, provided this notice is preserved.

Permission is granted to process this file through TeX and print the results, 
provided the printed document carries copying permission notice identical to 
this one except for the removal of this paragraph (this paragraph not being 
relevant to the printed manual).
@end ignore

Permission is granted to copy and distribute modified versions of this book 
under the conditions for verbatim copying.

Permission is granted to copy and distribute translations of this book into 
another language (from the original English), with respect to the conditions 
above, provided that it has been approved by the Free Software Foundation.

If the FSF wishes this to be a GNU project, then the last paragraph will remain 
unchanged; otherwise, the condition will likely be removed.
Package: GNU Online Philosophy archive
System name: gnuphil
Type: non-GNU

GNU Online Philosophy is a rather large collection of the essays on, converted into Texinfo. It is intended to 
supplement the new book `Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of 
Richard M. Stallman\' <>; as such, it does 
not include any essays that appear in that book. (Although they did add one or 
two *after* I had already included them in this archive.)

The book overall uses the same license used by the rms-essays project; however, 
as with that project, the essays included each have their own licenses. All of 
the essays so far allow at least any kind of electronic distribution; all but 
one allow printed redistribution.

The most difficult part of this project, and possibly most useful, is the 
archiving of many of the \"Third Party Essays\" listed on the GNU Philosophy 
page. I have obtained `verbatim copying\' ( or public domain 
statements from some of the copyright holders who didn\'t already state such a 
license, but have quite a few more to contact, and some who have failed to 

A great deal of it is done, but I am unable to distribute at this time because 
I have not filled in some of the required licensing comments, per the Texinfo 
team. When I get that, I\'ll post a tarball.

Other Software Required:
This archive requires Texinfo 4.1 to build; I am testing with Texinfo 4.2, and 
have found several bugs that will hopefully be fixed in the next release.

Other Comments:
If the FSF believes this archive should be a GNU project, I will be happy to 

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