Re: Documenting Gnome apps with the GPL
- From: Richard Stallman <rms gnu org>
- To: gleblanc linuxweasel com
- Cc: gnome-hackers gnome org, foundation-list gnome org, gnome-doc-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Documenting Gnome apps with the GPL
- Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2002 21:36:58 -0700 (MST)
Actually, ever package that has GFDL covered docs contains a copy of the
GFDL, but only in a plain text file named COPYING-DOCS. The actual
documentation generally links to the provided DocBook copy of the GFDL,
and mentions that you received a copy of the GFDL in plain text format,
in the file named COPYING-DOCS. I'm pretty sure that this covers the
requirements of the GFDL.
The GFDL says that License has to be "reproduced in all copies".
Those arrangements don't quite do the job. However, if you replace
that plain text file COPYING-DOCS with the DocBook copy, and arrange
for it to be "in" the copies of the manuals (by using an include
command), that will do the job.
This change is not just a legal technicality--it really will make it
less likely that the document will get separated accidentally from its
license. (The sources would not format properly if the license file
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