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  * ["Manoj Srivastava"] [http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/09/msg00703.html publishes] a draft [http://people.debian.org/~srivasta/Position_Statement.xhtml Debian position statement on the FDL].   * ["ManojSrivastava"] [http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/09/msg00703.html publishes] a draft [http://people.debian.org/~srivasta/Position_Statement.xhtml Debian position statement on the FDL].
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 * 2003-09-24
  * RMS makes explicit that [http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/09/msg01220.html he believes users deserve different freedoms depending on the interpretation of the bitstream].
    {{{I don't believe that political essays ought to be free in the same sense as documentation or [programs], for instance.}}}
  * RMS states that [http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/09/msg01221.html he doesn't believe it matters whether the FDL is a free software license].
    {{{I am not sure if the GFDL is a free software license, but I don't think the question matters.}}}

This is a loose timeline of the history of the GNU Free Documentation License (FDL) issue within Debian. It's meant to be a "one-stop shop" for people who want to know more.

The [http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl.html official page for the FDL].

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