Re: Bruce - fiat required to end discussion on lyx/copyright ?
On Thu, 22 Aug 1996, Michael Meskes wrote:
> Ian Jackson writes:
> > The aims of the policy detailed below are:
> > * That any user be able to rebuild any package in the official
> > Debian distribution from the original source plus our patches.
> Ahem, this isn't exact enough IMO. With a standard Debian system I am able
> to rebuild LyX.
But not "from the original source plus our patches". That's the
> That's exactly the point. I cannot recompile any package that uses Motif
> since I don't have it. But I can recompile LyX since we have an xforms
> package available.
We don't have an xforms package *freely* available. If some Motif
vendor decided to start selling packages called motif and motif-dev, we
certainly wouldn't consider moving motif apps into the main
distribution. Those new packages wouldn't be freely available.