Re: plagiarism of reiserfs by Debian
>> all that was removed was *code* that gets compiled. If the maintainer
>> cannot arbitrarily change any code he wants, then it is not clear that
>> the program is DFSG-free.
> Amen. Making part of the code immutable is not what I call free
> software. What if I want to use parts of the code and I respect the
> copyright and license...does that mean I also have to take this part of
> the code and output the credits? What if environment doesn't provide a
> way to output the credits. What if I am implementing the reiser tools on
> an embedded system that will never show any such output?
> What about programs that execute the reiserfs tools (like bootup
> scripts)...are they not allowed to redirect or filter this output?
> If any of this is questionable, then I suspect reiserfs tools isn't DFSG
> compliant and belongs in non-free with all it's flakiness.
Wow.. what an reaction :). Hans's original message was that the
credits were not included with the distributed files, nothing else.
Or am I completely mistaken?
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