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Re: plagiarism of reiserfs by Debian

On Tue, Apr 22, 2003 at 02:53:38PM +1000, Martin Pool wrote:
> Some people here apparently delight in pissing off upstream authors
> who object to the way their software is modified.  There are plenty of
> posts saying that Debian can do what it likes, and precious few
> acknowledging that Hans ought to have any say in what is done to the
> software he wrote.  
> Authors have a moral right (and a legal one in some places) not to
> have their work mutilated.

At the same time, upstream authors need to recognise the job that Debian
does: integrates components to build a complete operating system. That
means modifications of various types, like modifying paths and in this
case messages. You may not be thinking of the whole target system when 
working on your one program/tool.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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