xinetd license possibly violates DFSG #4
On Mon, Jun 14, 2004 at 10:24:44AM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> > 1. The version number will be modified as follows:
> > a. The first 3 components of the version number
> > (i.e <number>.<number>.<number>) will remain unchanged.
> > b. A new component will be appended to the version number to
> > indicate the modification level. The form of this component
> > is up to the author of the modifications.
> While DFSG4 does allow licenses that "require derived works to carry a
> different name or version number from the original software", this seems
> to go much further than that, since it requires keeping the original
> version number.
I do not consider this to "go much further than that". The intention is
imho the one DFSG4 tries to carter for. The author wants:
a) derivatives being detectable as such.
b) derivatives have to keep out of xinetd's namespace. He wants to
forbid a derivative being numbered as xinetd 2.3.15, taking away the
official version number.