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Re: the RFC mess: tentative summary

On Sun, Jul 13, 2003 at 12:17:50PM +0200, Martin Quinson wrote:
>     Answer 1: Nobody asked the right to change the content of the file
>       RFC23423.txt and distribute it as is. This would clearly be wrong and
>       it would be ok to ask for a file rename, for a clear notice changes

Ask, yes. Require in the license, no. This was established during the
LPPL dissection.

Contrived example: I have an application that uses rfc23423.txt as
input data (reading a table or something), and it is prohibitively
difficult to change the filename it looks for.

Requiring clear identification of changes, and "Changing the name",
are OK. Putting constraints on how this is to be done, like requiring
a filename change, is not.

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