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Re: gplv3 files and updates

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: gplv3 files and updates
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2007 11:37:30 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/22.0.95 (gnu/linux)

Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:

> According to Karl Berry on 6/30/2007 12:02 PM:
>>     Since modification of these files is not allowed by the consumer, 
>> It's always been allowed to "reformat" the licenses.  What's not allowed
>> is to change the words.
> So, just like had to be done with gpl.texi back when it was version 2, it
> is necessary to s/unnumbered/appendixsec/ if including the GPLv3 in an
> appendix of the manual?  It would be nicer if gpl-3.0.texi behaved like
> fdl.texi, already prepared for inclusion in an appendix (or if texinfo
> could support some other subsectioning keyword that works regardless of
> whether the parent is a main body section or an appendix).
> Also, gpl-2.0.texi adds a @cindex entry, but gpl-3.0.texi lacks it.  That
> means the manual's index is one entry shorter by upgrading to the new
> license; I'm wondering if that was intentional.

I agree!  I have the gnulib override patch below in my projects, to make
it consistent with the fdl.texi.  In the manual I then have:

@node Copying Information
@appendix Copying Information

* GNU Free Documentation License::   License for copying this manual.
* GNU GPL::                          License for copying the programs.
@end menu

@include fdl.texi
@include gpl.texi

Btw, I don't follow what would give me the right to "reformat" the
license though, the copying information seems pretty clear to me:

  Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this
  license document, but changing it is not allowed.


Index: gpl.texi
RCS file: /sources/gnulib/gnulib/doc/gpl.texi,v
retrieving revision 1.6
diff -u -p -r1.6 gpl.texi
--- gpl.texi    17 Sep 2006 22:00:25 -0000      1.6
+++ gpl.texi    21 Sep 2006 13:24:46 -0000
@@ -1,6 +1,7 @@
address@hidden Copying
address@hidden GNU General Public License
address@hidden GNU GPL
address@hidden GNU General Public License
 @cindex GPL, GNU General Public License
address@hidden License, GNU GPL
 @center Version 2, June 1991
 @c This file is intended to be included in another file.
Index: lgpl.texi
RCS file: /sources/gnulib/gnulib/doc/lgpl.texi,v
retrieving revision 1.5
diff -u -p -r1.5 lgpl.texi
--- lgpl.texi   16 Sep 2006 14:04:29 -0000      1.5
+++ lgpl.texi   21 Sep 2006 13:24:56 -0000
@@ -1,6 +1,7 @@
 @node GNU LGPL
 @appendixsec GNU Lesser General Public License
 @cindex LGPL, GNU Lesser General Public License
address@hidden License, GNU LGPL
 @center Version 2.1, February 1999

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