Re: MaintainerDatabase Copyright
>>"David" == David Welton <email@example.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
firstname.lastname@example.org? 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:email@example.com>
Mobile, Alabama USA <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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