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Re: GFDL (was: Re: [ox-en] [ot:ox-book] Zu Projekt 'ox-book')

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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