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Re: [PATCH] gdb: gdb.1 - order options alphabetically in manual page
> Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 15:52:02 -0700
> From: Joel Brobecker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > I'd say this was a non-copyrightable change, and thus acceptable.
> > http://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain/html_node/Legally-Significant.html#Legally-Significant
> I still wasn't sure from the section you are quoting that it was
> acceptable. Are you saying that the idea of ordering the description
> in alphabetical order is not copyrightable, and since there is only
> one way to change the documentation to implement that idea, it is
> obvious, and thus not copyrightable? Robert Dewar thinks that we should
> require a proper assignment to accept this change...
I agree with Daniel that reordering existing text does not need a
copyright assignment. But if we are not sure, we can ask RMS.