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Re: DFSG - the patch clause is harmful (was Re: Draft new DFSG)



Previously Federico Di Gregorio wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 26, 1998 at 07:03:37PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > * Fork the software and competely reorganise the sources even though
> > the original author hates you for it.
> 
> Why?

It's not about why, it's about having the freedom to do so. I've done
major rewrites on some of my packages and if I did not have that freedom
I'ld just have dumped them. If the copyright had forbiddeb reorganizing the
source I would not have been able to do that.

Wichert.

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