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 * 2000-01-19: Richard Stallman [http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-legal-0001/msg00077.html posts a draft of version 1.0] of the GNU FDL; this began immediate discussion on the terms, and version 1.0 appears not to have been officially published.
 * 2000-03: the FSF publishes [http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.1.txt version 1.1 of the GNU FDL].
 * 2002-11: the FSF publishes version 1.2 of the GNU FDL.
 * 2003: Manoj publishes [http://people.debian.org/~srivasta/Position_Statement.xhtml a draft Debian position statement on the FDL].
 * 2006-03-12: [http://www.debian.org/vote/2006/vote_001 GR 2006-01] Option 2 passes: "GFDL-licensed works without unmodifiable sections are free".
 * 2006-09-26: the F
SF [http://www.fsf.org/news/gfdl-dd1.html publishes the first discussion draft for version 2 of the GNU FDL].
 * 2000-01-19
  *
Richard Stallman [http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-legal-0001/msg00077.html posts a draft of version 1.0] of the GNU FDL; this began immediate discussion on the terms, and version 1.0 appears not to have been officially published.
 * 2000-03
  *
the FSF publishes [http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.1.txt version 1.1 of the GNU FDL].
 * 2002-11
  *
the FSF publishes version 1.2 of the GNU FDL.
 * 2003
  *
ManojSrivasta publishes [http://people.debian.org/~srivasta/Position_Statement.xhtml a draft Debian position statement on the FDL].
  * NathanielNerode publishes and edits a brief [http://home.twcny.rr.com/nerode/neroden/fdl.html Why You Shouldn't Use the GNU FDL] article.
 * 2006-03-12
  * [http://www.debian.org/vote/2006/vote_001 Debian GR 2006-01] Option 2 passes: "GFDL-licensed works without unmodifiable sections are free".
 * 2006-09-26
  * the FSF [http://www.fsf.org/news/gfdl-dd1.html publishes the first discussion draft for version 2 of the GNU FDL].

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].