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Re: Debian's "Modify & Redistribute" Policy (was: the ncurses "brushfire")

bruce@pixar.com (Bruce Perens) 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.
> We can't allow it because it prohibits ports, and it prohibits bug-fixes.

But, do we realy distribute modified versions? I think that our source
distribution policy (orig, diff and dsc file) keeps source in almost
unchanged form, and diffs are distributed separately. Does licence
prohibits name change to .orig, and renaming of base directory? If the 
answer is yes, we can solve both problems with few entries in
description file.

Tomislav Vujec                         Tomislav.Vujec@CARNet.hr
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