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Re: GFDL/GPL issues
- From: Joe Buck <Joe dot Buck at synopsys dot COM>
- To: Paul Koning <paul_koning at Dell dot com>
- Cc: Richard Kenner <kenner at vlsi1 dot ultra dot nyu dot edu>, "dnovillo at google dot com" <dnovillo at google dot com>, "ams at gnu dot org" <ams at gnu dot org>, "bkoz at redhat dot com" <bkoz at redhat dot com>, "dewar at adacore dot com" <dewar at adacore dot com>, "gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org" <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, "iant at google dot com" <iant at google dot com>, "mark at codesourcery dot com" <mark at codesourcery dot com>, "richard dot guenther at gmail dot com" <richard dot guenther at gmail dot com>, "stevenb dot gcc at gmail dot com" <stevenb dot gcc at gmail dot com>
- Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 09:20:22 -0700
- Subject: Re: GFDL/GPL issues
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On Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 05:51:13PM -0700, Paul Koning wrote:
> gcc and gccint docs are actually pretty reasonable. (Certainly gccint is vastly better than some of its siblings, like gdbint.) But very little of it is generated and very little of what comes to mind as possible subject matter is suitable for being generated.
RMS explicitly blessed generated cross-references and the like under the
So one way to move forward is to effectively have two manuals, one
containing traditional user-written text (GFDL), the other containing
generated text (GPL). If you print it out as a book, the generated
part would just appear as an appendix to the manual, it's "mere