[XForms] Re: XForms: Documentation

T.C. Zhao tc_zhao at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 8 11:48:38 EDT 2003

Sorry for the delay and thanks for the info. GPL it is.

I am currently travelling and will be back home end of September. Expect the
free manual in October sometime.

--- Peter S Galbraith <psg at debian.org> wrote:
> To subscribers of the xforms list
> T.C. Zhao <tc_zhao at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > All I need to do is boot up my old linux box and recover the doc and send
> it.
> > Will do this sometime in April (I've been travelling, and am sending this
> > email from Tokyo).
> > -TC
> Hi T.C.,
> I really hate to keep nagging you like this.  :-)
> You meant to release the sources of the XForms manual last April but
> never got around to it.  This is a reminder.  Also, please avoid using
> the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) since it not a free software
> license and therefore cannot be included in the Debian distribution.
> Using the GPL would be fine.
> I'm writing now because while the Debian GNU/Linux distribution doesn't
> make a release as often as it should, a freeze is due shortly for a
> Christmas release.  The current packaging of the XForms manual has this
> license:
>  No part of this document may be reproduced, in any form or by any
>  means, without permission from the authors. Permission to produce
>  hardcopies in its entirety for private use is granted.
> This lacks the permission to us to _distribute_ the manual so I'll pull
> the package from Debian's non-free archive soon, before the upcoming
> release.  But instead of removing the package, it would be great to get
> the manual sources under a free license and move the package to Debian's
> main archive.  Hopefully you will find time to do this.  Otherwise I can
> always re-create the Debian package at a later time when it is released
> under a free license.
> Thanks for your time!
> -- 
> Peter S. Galbraith, Debian Developer          <psg at debian.org>
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