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

From: Brian White <bcwhite@verisim.com>
> But your promise in not the point.  The author wants this promise from
> everybody.  It's the best way to be assured that improvements get
> distributed to everyone and not just a select group.

Well, it's fine for the author to _require_ that modifications in the
program be returned to the author. It's just not acceptable for the
author to not allow modifications to be distributed.

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