16 January 2008

Whatever Happened to the GFDL?

With all the excitement last year over the GNU GPLv3, the Cinderella of the FSF licences, the GNU Free Documentation Licence (GFDL) has been rather overshadowed. And yet, as this post reminds us, the GFDL is being revised too:

Although quiet, the consultation for drafting the next version of the GNU Free Documentation Licence, plus the new GNU Simpler Free Documentation License, are still ongoing:

* http://gplv3.fsf.org/doclic-dd1-guide.html

The online draft of GFDLv2 still has Invariant Sections. The proposed GSFDL is a documentation licence without Invariant Sections.

I don't have information about the timeline for the GFDL and GSFDL, so all I can recommend is that comments be made as soon as possible.


Anonymous said...

GPL, GFDL, GSFDL... it's all too complicated.

I'm sticking with the LGPL for everything. "Use it however you want, providing derivatives shall also be free."

Glyn Moody said...

Perhaps we need a GRRSFDL (GNU Really Really Simple Free Documentation Licence) too....