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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?
That's absurd.

> 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

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