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Re: DFSG2: The patch exception

On Thu, Dec 03, 1998 at 12:03:11PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> 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.

I am opposed to pretty much any grandfather clauses.  Most of my
reasons have already been stated, so I won't repeat them here.


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