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[AUCTeX-devel] Re: New auctex version coming, and the freeze

From: Frank Küster
Subject: [AUCTeX-devel] Re: New auctex version coming, and the freeze
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 11:15:43 +0200
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"Davide G. M. Salvetti" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi Frank,
> yes, I knew from the developers' list.  I will be able to work on it
> next week.  We're going to have a problem, though, the same old problem
> of the new DFSG interpretation WRT the GNU FDL.  David will release the
> manual for 11.54 under the GNU FDL

That will mean that I will no longer contribute to AUCTeX
documentation.  Bad enough that I have signed the paperwork and cannot
prevent my old texts from being incorporated in a document under a
misdrafted license.  

> and he will probably have to add
> front and back covers (as per GNU Maintainer Guidelines), though no
> invariant sections.  

Front and back covers are invariant; however that doesn't matter for my

> At this moment
> David is talking to RMS to try and have an exception (i.e., pure GNU FDL
> without front and back cover, no invariant sections).

I was under the impression that if a manual was under GPL, it could
stay, and need not be relicensed.  

Anybody on the auctex developers' list feeling like forking from the
last GPL'ed manual?

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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