License change for the GPH.

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Oct 22 09:36:43 CEST 2013

On Tue, 22 Oct 2013 03:25, rms at said:

> No, you didn't.  You only made a general statement that you
> think CC-BY-SA|GPL would solve some kinds of problems.
> I don't think it would help at all.

Feel free to have a different opinion on that.  My time is too precious
to rewrite existing texts just for the sake to help keeping the FDL
alive.  As a contractor this would be different, though.

> So let's investigate it concretely.  Could you tell me
> one work that you think you could include, if you switched the manual
> to CC-BY-SA|GPL, but could not include now?

I already explained that this is about wider dissemination of existing
documentation.  It is not only about including other text into the GPH
but to use text from the GPH elsewhere (e.g. in Wikipedia, magazines).

Helping people to protect their private data is more important than
holding up the use of the FDL.  It is a shame that we need to spend time
on minor legal issues.



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