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I don't get this bit from section 8 so I have not simplified it;

If a section in the Document is Entitled "Acknowledgements", "Dedications", or "History", the requirement (section 4) to Preserve its Title (section 1) will typically require changing the actual title.


Yeah, that one is certainly an English teacher's nightmare but what it refers to is that when translating leaving a title in English would generally make it unreadable by it's intended audience. Thus in a sense perserving the title requires you to change the title. I'm rewriting it as Section titles such as "Acknowledgements", "Dedications", or "History" may be translated to words with the same meaning in the language the rest of the document has been translated to. The Grimm Ripper


A list of which parts have been started

  • Section 0
  • Section 2
  • Section 4 (done)
  • Section 8 (done)
  • Section 9
  • Section 10

All of these still need further work. The other sections are not even started.

Hahaha. Brilliant work Ang. ;) - Stevertigo


This probably needs a disclaimer to say "This version is not legally binding, and is only an explanation of the license in Simple English that has been written by a non-lawyer. Any legal advice that pertains to this license must come from a practicing lawyer in the jurisdiction of interest, who has read the original Full English version of the license." 142

In other words, the original is intentionally vague just so the wording can be twisted to protect someone's own interest? Funny how government documents are also misused this way as well. If it can't be expressed in "Simple English" then the entire point is lost if you ask me.
I don't think that's necessary. The current disclaimer at the top of the page is the one recommended at the official site. No need to make it more complicated. The aim is to make it simpler. :) Angela], 16 October, 00:22 (UTC)

general commentsEdit

It is good. I am not sure if I am allowed to hack directly or if I should make minor comments here.

I would like to change 9 as follows:

9. STOPPING YOUR RIGHTS You must not copy, change, sublicense, or give away the Document except as expressly provided for under this License. If you do try to do this, it breaks the conditions for you using the document, and will stop the rights the licence gives you. If other people have not broken the licence, they still have rights.

--(talk to)BozMo 09:31, 21 Jun 2004 (UTC)

We should make the sentences even more simple. Also, the names of the parts should be translated, so that people can understand what they mean. - 18:20, 4 November 2005 (UTC)

Section 1Edit

Please make Section 1 more simple. I still do not understand this.

"Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts".

I do not understand that. What is an "Invariant Section" what are "Front-Cover Texts" and "Back-Cover Texts". Why are we allowed or not allowed to have them? Please change this to help everybody understand. Taric25 10:33, 10 October 2007 (UTC)


i do not understand too hard to read!! help me!!!

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