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Re: Cover Texts in the automake documentation

From: Eric Dorland
Subject: Re: Cover Texts in the automake documentation
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 00:30:15 -0400
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* Ben Pfaff (address@hidden) wrote:
> Eric Dorland <address@hidden> writes:
> > * Alexandre Duret-Lutz (address@hidden) wrote:
> >> 
> >> Eric:
> >> | Is there any way you might consider dropping the
> >> | Front and Back Cover Texts requirements from the manual?
> >> 
> >> Sorry, this is the FSF policy.  Not my call.
> >
> > Could you please point out where the FSF have made this policy? 
>     Documentation files should have license notices also. Manuals
>     should use the GNU Free Documentation License. Here is an example
>     of the license notice to use after the copyright notice. Please
>     adjust the list of invariant sections as appropriate for your
>     manual. (If there are none, then say with no invariant sections.)
>     See GNU Sample Texts, for a full example in a Texinfo manual.
>          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 the Invariant Sections being
>          "GNU General Public License", 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 are free to copy
>          and modify this GNU Manual.  Buying copies from GNU
>          Press supports the FSF in developing GNU and promoting
>          software freedom.''
>     If the FSF does not publish this manual on paper, then omit the
>     last sentence in (a) that talks about copies from GNU Press. If
>     the FSF is not the copyright holder, then replace FSF with the
>     appropriate name.

Darn. That is a *should* and not a *must*. But I'm guessing that since
the copyright holder is listed as the FSF, getting this changed will
basically be impossible. *Sigh*. Ok, time to pull this sucker apart.

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