Debian jessie does not include the gmp documentation

Niels Möller nisse at
Tue Oct 27 13:14:52 UTC 2015

tg at (Torbjörn Granlund) writes:

> Debian has decided against the GNU FDL; since it can have invariant
> sections they reject all manuals which are licensed under it, even when
> no invariant sections exist.

I'm pretty sure that debian policy is to reject a GNU FDL manual if and
only if the manual in question includes any invariant sections.

My opinion is that the invariant section stuff isn't worth it (I guess
it's intended for commercial printing operations, to force proper
credits on the covers, but I'm afraid the GMP manual is never going to
be a best seller on paper...), and I'd be perfectly happy to drop them.

> Funny how so many hackers enjoy license bickering.

There have been peace talks between debian and the FSF going on for some
time. :-|


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