Re: Ian's DFSG2 would harm Debian and Free Software
>>"John" == John Hasler <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
John> Dale Scheetz writes:
>> With a proper license forking is no problem, and the freedom that is
>> maintained is the users freedom to choose the original work over the
>> forked version. Properly used "immutable source" provides additional
>> freedoms not provided in other licenses.
John> I think that doubling the amount of source that must be distributed
John> could qualify as a problem.
An inconvenience, maybe. Does that make the original software
non free? I do not think so. Note that this doubling is in effect
only when one forks. Isolating one;s fork from the original version
maybe a good idea in the first place. Just because patch only forks
are not possible should not make software non-free.
John> I do not favor evicting "patch clause" licenses from the DFSG, but that
John> doesn't mean I like them.
My sentiments as well.
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