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Re: GFDL/GPL issues


> Richard, your argument is a distraction from the important issue at
> hand.  Unless you posit that there is no useful way in which to generate
> documentation from code (and comments therein), which seems an extreme
> statement, then it is desirable that we have the ability to do that.
> Right now we don't.  That's bad.

"bad" isn't very precise.  The claim was made that a reason that it's "bad"
is that not being able to automatically generate documentation lowers
the quality of the documentation.   That's what I disagree with.

> But, there is nothing that says that both kinds of documentation might
> not be located physically in the code, so that when you
> add/delete/modify a constraint you can also easily update the
> documentation.

In that case, wouldn't we have two distinctly different kinds of material
in the same file: an extract from a manual and code.  So why couldn't
the file have a license that says "this part is GFDL and this part is GPL"?


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