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Re: Critique of draft GNU Free Documentation License v1.0
On Wed, 12 Jan 2000, Jorge Godoy wrote:
> > The passive voice ("be attached") avoids stating who the actor is.
> > In this case, that question is crucial. Who would this be
> > a requirement on? In what circumstances? To do what?
> I see that as a community requirement. The maintainer of the document
> would, as a last modification, communicate that hes not going to
> support it anymore and he's making it available for others to
That's just not practical. Even if the maintainer doesn't just up and die,
the doc/code is often just put out and eventually stops getting
maintained. I think many of the HOWTOs have been orphaned. Many projects
go the same route.
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