Re: GFDL (was: Re: [ox-en] [ot:ox-book] Zu Projekt 'ox-book')
- From: Stefan Meretz <stefan.meretz hbv.org>
- Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2003 19:38:10 +0100
On Saturday 01 February 2003 20:03, Benja Fallenstein 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."
However, if you release the text explicitly with "with no Invariant
Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts" - then nobody
may change this -- or not? Then the whole text stays free (including the
freedom of removal).
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