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Re: MaintainerDatabase Copyright

>>"David" == David Welton <davidw@cks.com> writes:

David> On 4 Oct 1997, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> I think it is not unreasonable to modify the licence to allow "fair
>> personal use" of the data. Any suggestions as to the wording?

David> I think we need to make some distinctions...  My guess is that
David> nobody really wants their personal information modified.  And
David> adding entries seems a bit dubious as well.  However, Joost
David> makes some good points regarding the fact that it might be
David> useful to sort and extract subsets of the database.  Maybe we
David> ought to say something like 'existing entries may not be
David> modified, and entries may not be added without the approval of
David> blah blah'.

	The minute you say that, you are not using the GPL. And this
 is precisely what I tried to do. I'll freely admit that I am
 not a lawyer, and the licence is a best effort thing, and I'm willing
 to change parts (to allow personal use stuff).

 ps. How would YOU like your email address to be changed to 
     user@tiamat.datasync.com? or to user@Yes.We.Spam.com?
 "If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done the experiment. The
 literature was full of examples that said you can't do this." Spencer
 Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3-M "Post-It"
Manoj Srivastava               <url:mailto:srivasta@acm.org>
Mobile, Alabama USA            <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>

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