Re: Anton's amendment
On Fri, Feb 03, 2006 at 11:59:54AM +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> Anton Zinoviev <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Debian acknowledges as free some licenses that require that the
> > source of all derived works is distributed in the form
> > original_source+patch. If you have two works covered by such
> > license then there is no permissible way to distribute the source
> > of the combined work (unless the combined work is merely
> > aggregation of independent derivatives of both works).
> Distribute a build system that applies a patch against work A which
> turns it into a patch against work B. Applying this results in work C.
> Pain? Yes. Possible? Yes.
You are not allowed to distribute a patch against work A which turs it
into a patch against work B. You are not allowed to do this because
this patch would be based both on works A and B. This makes it to be
"work based on B" so you have to distribute it in the form
original_B+patch. We have here a circular deadlock.