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Re: Ian's DFSG2 would harm Debian and Free Software

Dale Scheetz wrote:
> I see it as a very bad idea to require mutable source. My reasons stem
> from the fact that the copyright is the legal authority for the license,
> and a license that allows the original work to be modified weakens the
> power of the copyright (as it no longer applies to the modified work).

This is simply not true.  Copyright applies to all derived versions of
a work.

(I'll see your lawyer friend, and raise you one FSF lawyer and one
Netscape lawyer.)

Richard Braakman

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