Re: LaTeX & DFSG
On 18 Jul 2002, Jeff Licquia wrote:
> > Thanks, but no thanks. I do not want you to have this freedom. I do
> > not want you to send me these "maybe altered" weights. I do not want
> > you to be able to send them to anybody. I abhor the thought that my
> > business associates, colleagues or anybody else might use your weights
> > UNKNOWINGLY. You have the right to distribute any weights as long as
> > you call them deb-kilograms or Pickwickian kilograms -- but please do
> > not meddle with the standard weights.
> This is a restriction the Debian Project can live with.
We can? I guess this is the danger of analogies. We can live with a
restriction that an altered "kilogram" program may not have it's default
invocation named "kilogram". I hope we would not accept a package which
specified that any derived work's output may not refer to 950g as a
Here's another analogy:
Would you accept a mapping program that specified that Taiwan may not be
shown in a color different from China? Even if the authors only wanted to
ensure that all users got consistent output on different distributions?
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