On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 09:38:08 -0400 (EDT) "Joe Moore" <email@example.com> wrote: > David B Harris said: > > Scott James Remnant <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > >> -(which makes passes at compilers) written > >> +(which makes passes at compilers) written > > > > I agree that this is an ambiguous case; one side would want to convince > > the judge that the user was the one making the modification. The other > > side would want to convince the judge that it was the copyright holder > > distributing the new file, using their distribution method of choice. > > If a Debian maintainer applies the patch to their local CVS mirror, are they > creating a different invariant section? Since the GFDL does not allow > distributers to modify or remove invariant sections, wouldn't we have to > distribute the old (with trailing whitespace) invariant section also? Yes. As I said, one side would want to convince the judge that the user was the one making the modification, as opposed to the copyright holder using a diff as their distribution method.
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