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Re: Boilerplate License Revision Proposal
>Yet there is a restriction on commercial reprint.
>Harmless for the LDP; but not free. We shouldn't restrain people from
>making money with free software !
It is not free software. It is documentation. We should not hinder the
ability for an author to make money from "free" documentation.
I really don't want to get into a what "free" really means debate. I do
feel strongly that we should give the authors the ability to
choose their own licenses.
If they want to set it up so that a publisher can not re-print without
permission and or compensation, more power to them. If they want to place
it under the GFDL, more power to them.
>(BTW read your excellent resonse to kuro5hin article; I agree at 80% :-)
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Instead of asking why a piece of software is using "1970s technology,"
start asking why software is ignoring 30 years of accumulated wisdom.
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