[scribus] 1.4.2 and Fedora 18

"Christoph Schäfer" christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Fri Feb 22 08:02:06 UTC 2013


We have discussed this over and over again in the past. The documentation *is* free, but it's not fair game, i.e., you cannot take it and publish a printed copy without permission from the authors. That's basically the only restriction. 

As far as I know, some of your acquaintances prefer to be cadgers, doing exactly what the licence prohibits, i.e., claiming the work of others as their own. I cannot imagine anyone in a GPL-based project agreeing with your (or their) point of view.

I really thought we had put the rejection of scrounging to rest.


-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 08:13:24 +0100
> Von: "a.l.e" <ale.comp_06 at xox.ch>
> An: Scribus User Mailing List <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
> Betreff: Re: [scribus] 1.4.2 and Fedora 18

> hi greg,
> > I notice that Fedora has decided to not even distribute the docs for 
> > 1.4.2 -- due to it not being freely distibutable.
> >
> > I guess they're entitled to their point-of-view, but I don't 
> > understand why they can't make it available on rpmfusion, free or 
> > nonfree.
> i guess you're entitled to your point of view, but i don't understand 
> why scribus can't provide an official documentation that is at least as 
> free as the program itself...
> why can't you provide a nonfree documentation for a fee and a free one 
> for free (but, then, really free?)
> ciao
> a.l.e
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