On Thu, Mar 3, 2022 at 5:04 PM Jilayne Lovejoy <jlovejoy(a)redhat.com> wrote:
I'm trying to finish up the compare of "good"
licenses (for documentation and content) in terms of whether they are on
the SPDX License List, which somewhat recently altered the GFDL
identifiers to differentiate on the invariant aspect due to someone
raising that is makes a difference as to obligations under the license.
Without having thought about it before (in the SPDX context), that
seems to make sense to me (at the cost of greater identifier
So... hence the question of if Fedora considers all versions and
regardless of invariant sections as "good". I think you and Richard have
provided enough for the answer.
I was also inquiring internally as to whether this ever comes up in
questions with Red Hat customers or more broadly and I think that
question may have come across here - sorry about that! I was curious if
the presence of the invariant section being triggered impact comfort
with use of GFDL more widely (beyond Fedora). I hope not...
In many years of dealing with FOSS licensing stuff for Red Hat I can't
think of a single case where a customer brought up any concerns about
the GFDL. Of course I've long been aware of how it's a controversial
license in the broader Linux community.