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Cover Texts in the automake documentation

From: Eric Dorland
Subject: Cover Texts in the automake documentation
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 14:20:55 -0500
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Recently, after long deliberations and talks with the FSF, the Debian
project voted that GFDL documents containing unmodifiable sections
were non-free according to the DFSG
( Please see to
understand why Debian objects to parts of the GFDL.

Unfortunately, the license for the automake manual contains looks like

  Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
  document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License,
  Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software
  Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with the Front-Cover texts
  being ``A GNU Manual,'' and with the Back-Cover Texts as in (a)
  below.  A copy of the license is included in the section entitled
  ``GNU Free Documentation License.''

  (a) The FSF's Back-Cover Text is: ``You have freedom to copy and
  modify this
  GNU Manual, like GNU software.  Copies published by the Free
  Foundation raise funds for GNU development.''

So as it stands now, I will have to move the documentation into the
non-free archive. Is there any way you might consider dropping the
Front and Back Cover Texts requirements from the manual?

Eric Dorland <address@hidden>
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