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 * 2003
  * ["NathanaelNerode"] publishes a brief [http://home.twcny.rr.com/nerode/neroden/fdl.html Why You Shouldn't Use the GNU FDL] article.
 * 2003-08-21 .. 2003-08-28
  * ["BrandenRobinson"] conducts a survey of debian-legal: [http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/08/msg00605.html Is the GNU FDL a DFSG-free license?], then later [http://lists.debian.org/debian-www/2003/08/msg00270.html posts the results].
 * 2003-08-28
  * ["NathanaelNerode"] [http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/08/msg01115.html proposes a change] to the Debian website, pointing to his brief [http://home.twcny.rr.com/nerode/neroden/fdl.html Why You Shouldn't Use the GNU FDL] article.
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 * 2003-09-23
  * debian-legal: ["NathanaelNerode"] identifies a [http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/09/msg01203.html key point on which the Debian and FSF positions disagree] with regard to freedom.
 * 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].

Mailing list discussion: