Re: Debian's "Modify & Redistribute" Policy (was: the ncurses "brushfire")
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Brian White <email@example.com> writes:
> I agree with you on this. I personally believe that Debian should
> relax this requirement about non-modifiable & redistributable code not
> being suitable for the primary distribution. I've never seen how it
> helps any cause other than sticking a finger in the eye of those who
> might like to keep some medium of control over their work.
The usual reasons (bug-fixes, porting, adding modified Makefiles, minor
changes necessary to integrate a single package into a complete system,
etc.) aside, what if an author gets run over by a car?
There are "artistic control" measures such as ones adopted by the Perl
Artistic License that allow distribution under the Debian policy.
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