Re: Copyright from the lcs-projekt!? [firstname.lastname@example.org: Re: First cut at testing and validation]
Dale Scheetz <email@example.com> wrote:
> And just what purpose would this "new" forked version serve? Validate a
> different standard? Do some other job instead?
> What "useful algorithm" am I keeping out of the hands of the rest of the
> community by not allowing modification? The major portion of this package,
> which is not visible in the script I published are the files containing
> the lists of objects being checked. Change one character in any of these
> lists and the validation proceedure will no longer be useful.
Haven't seen it yet. Why violate principle and introduce non-free
software for a free-software project?
However, let's say that only a part of the program tests things which
concern my packages. And that I need to make a few specific changes to
make the tests useful as a test-harness. And maybe that I want to add
You seem to have decided that there can never be such things.
> This is a piece of software that serves a specific, narrow, purpose.
> Allowing it to be modified only dilutes the strength of the test and
> the standard.
Disallowing it is a rather poor example of how things can be made to
work within Debian's guidelines. And it's not the code that you're
trying to protect -- it's the certification implied by the program.
And I think you should focus on the goals you're trying to accomplish.