Guide to the new drafts of documentation licenses
The first discussion draft of the GNU Free Documentation License version 2 was released on 2006 September 26, along with a draft of the new GNU Simpler Free Documentation License.
The new draft of the GNU FDL includes a number of improvements, such as:
- New terms crafted during the GPLv3 process to improve internationalization
- Clarifications to help people applying the license to audio and video
- Relaxed requirements for using an excerpt from a work
The new proposed GNU Simpler Free Documentation License mirrors this language. In addition, it has no requirements to maintain Cover Texts and Invariant Sections. This will provide a simpler licensing option for authors who do not wish to use these features in the GNU FDL.