Re: Ian's DFSG2 would harm Debian and Free Software
On 02-Dec-1998, Dale Scheetz <email@example.com> wrote:
> While the need for patches for modification causes some logistical
> problems, we should never seek to simplify those logistics at the expense
> of freedom.
The logistical problems caused by patches are rather small, and
can be managed easily. For an example, I invite people to look at the
Debian source archives. Actually the Redhat sources are even
better because of RPMs multiple patch feature.
I would oppose any DFSG that discriminated on a relatively benign
irritation like this. I think that worrying about it wastes a
lot more time than actually applying some patches.
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