Re: GFDL (was: Re: [ox-en] [ot:ox-book] Zu Projekt 'ox-book')
- From: Benja Fallenstein <b.fallenstein gmx.de>
- Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2003 20:03:42 +0100
Stefan Merten wrote:
On Monday 20 January 2003 11:44, MJ Ray wrote:
I think the GFDL would allow the publisher to add
non-removable texts to the book. Is that correct?
Sure. Everyone may add everything to any Free Stuff. That is the
concept of Free Software.
The point about non-removable text is that you may not remove it-- i.e.
it places a restriction on the ways you may modify software. This is
allowed in some Free Software, but not in strong copylefts like the
GPL-- you could not add code to a program with a "you must not remove
this code in modified versions."
Otherwise I could make modifications to a GPL'ed program and release
them as adware-- licensing the ad code so that others after me may not
remove it again.