Re: Towards a new LPPL draft
On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 04:27:57PM -0700, Walter Landry wrote:
> It sounds like you might have to talk to Branden and maybe Henning as
> well. I'm not sure about Mark Rafn and Glenn Maynard. Thomas
> Bushnell, Sam Hartman, and Colin Watson seem to be with you. Those
> seem to be all of the regular contributors to debian-legal. My
> apologies if I've missed someone.
I'm not a DD. For those interested in my opinion anyway: What if I want
to modify Latex to remove the filename mapping? If the DFSG-freeness is
dependent on that mechanism, then I can't remove it (for the best or worst
of technical reasons) and have it remain DFSG-free. Having freeness
dependent on a feature being present is strange.
Jeff, I don't know how you could make the renaming requirement dependent
on this; then you have to deal with the case that people might remove
the feature. Having license conditions dependent on specific features
seems like a bad idea.
(Of course, it might be nearly impossible to remove that mechanism without
completely breaking the entire system, but that doesn't change the point.)
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