Permission to use portions of the recent GNU Emacs Manual
dak at gnu.org
Mon Dec 13 15:03:23 EST 2004
Richard Stallman <rms at gnu.org> writes:
> OK, for books it makes sense. But it doesn't for material such
> as the elisp manual (which is not published).
> We published it in the past, and I hope that we or others will publish
> it in the future.
Is there some drawback that we'd have to encounter if things like the
Elisp manual were dual-licenced GPL and GFDL? While I don't think
that this would help the XEmacs people with their current predicament,
it would at least guarantee that stuff like that does not get excluded
from Debian distributions; and with the electronic forms of the
manuals, the GPL appears more appropriate to me.
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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