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Interview: Eben Moglen

Interview: Eben Moglen

Posted Aug 11, 2005 7:07 UTC (Thu) by dvdeug (subscriber, #10998)
Parent article: Interview: Eben Moglen

I think it unfair to dismiss the objectors to the FDL so casually. Several of the authors of GCC's manual object strongly to the FDL; if the GPL3 is as popular as FDL, it may drive away several people who have put serious work into GNU programs.


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Interview: Eben Moglen

Posted Aug 13, 2005 20:33 UTC (Sat) by syntaxis (subscriber, #18897) [Link]

"I think it unfair to dismiss the objectors to the FDL so casually. Several of the authors of GCC's manual object strongly to the FDL"

Agreed. Other notable detractors include the former primary architect of the Hurd, who was sacked by RMS for speaking out (http://lwn.net/Articles/59147/), and the Debian Project (http://people.debian.org/~srivasta/Position_Statement.html).

Interview: Eben Moglen

Posted Aug 18, 2005 7:39 UTC (Thu) by Wol (guest, #4433) [Link]

And the Debian project ...

The FDL has been declared non-free, so any program who's documentation is FDL cannot go into main ...

(This ties in with another bugaboo of mine - all Debian programs must have man pages :-) I absolutely HATE info because I find it a nightmare to navigate! It might only be lack of experience, but "man man" gives you everything you need. "info info" presumes a knowledge of how to use info - chicken and egg comes to mind ...)

Cheers,
Wol

Interview: Eben Moglen

Posted Aug 18, 2005 18:33 UTC (Thu) by mcm (guest, #31917) [Link]

>(This ties in with another bugaboo of mine - all Debian programs must have
>man pages :-) I absolutely HATE info because I find it a nightmare to
>navigate!

try pinfo, it's a curses frontend to info:
http://freshmeat.net/projects/pinfo/

Interview: Eben Moglen

Posted Aug 18, 2005 20:36 UTC (Thu) by dthurston (guest, #4603) [Link]

Pay attention to the tenses in the interview: Moglen was talking about the objections to the FDL that were made during the revision process. Much of the discussion has taken place since then.


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