Debian jessie does not include the gmp documentation
nisse at lysator.liu.se
Wed Oct 28 02:51:25 UTC 2015
Vincent Lefevre <vincent at vinc17.net> writes:
> I can understand Debian: even if no invariant sections exist, the
> license would allow anyone to do a fork with an invariant section,
> thus a non-free fork.
I don't think that matters. Debian is happy to distribute non-copyleft
works like BSD-licensed code, which have the same potential problem.
> IMHO, the problem with the GMP manual probably is:
> with the Front-Cover Texts being "A GNU Manual", and with the
> Back-Cover Texts being "You have freedom to copy and modify
> this GNU Manual, like GNU software".
I guess you're right.
> which prevents users from copying parts of the GMP manual to code
> comments (which have an incompatible license), for instance.
That's a general problem with the GNU FDL: No one but the copyright
holder can copy material between a GNU GPLed program and its GNU FDL
manual. But that's a different problem than the incompatibility with
debian's definition of free software.
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