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Re: Mass bug filing: Cryptographic protection against modification

Robert Lemmen <robertle@semistable.com> a écrit :

> On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 02:25:57PM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
>> I agree that treating code, data, and documents identically is a problem.
> right, and while we're at it: a standards document (like a RFC) is
> another different thing. it is and should be not allowed to modify it,
> and we should still be able to ship it. it is exactly as free as it
> should be.

In Free Software "to modify" is usually a shortcut for "to allow
derived works", and it's not exactly the same thing. A standard is not
modified when someone uses its text in a derived work. A standard
license may require derived works to have a different name to avoid
confusion though, that's DFSG-free. 

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