Re: DFSG2: The patch exception
Ian Jackson wrote:
> (z) Patch requirement (deprecated)
> The licence may require that modified source versions be distributed
> in the form of original source files with `patches' (ie,
> machine-readable representations of the changes).
> This exception is only available if the restriction was imposed no
> later than the 1st of January 1999. The exception is likely to be
> removed in a future version of these guidelines. For rationale, see
> Appendix B.
Why should software be less free, because it was released a day too late?
> Or possibly without the likely to be removed' clause, if we can't
> persuade eg Knuth.
I don't understand how your definition of free software can be changed by a
single person not being persuaded one way or the other.
see shy jo