Re: Debian based GNU/Solaris: pilot program
Scripsit Florian Weimer <email@example.com>
> * Henning Makholm:
>> Scripsit Florian Weimer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> The GPL does fail the Dissident test because it does not permit
>>> anonymous changes.
>> Your copy of the GPL must have been garbled in transmission.
>> Please fetch a fresh copy from a trusted source.
> The copy shipped by Debian contains the following requirement:
> a) You must cause the modified files to carry prominent notices
> stating that you changed the files and the date of any change.
You can satisfy this by adding a comment at the top:
/* SEE HERE ----> I changed this file on November 5th, 2005 */
There is no requirement at all that you divulge who "I" is.
The meaning of the clause is simply that the recipient must be alerted
that the file _has_ been changed.
> (We should move this discussion to -legal, or stop it right here.
> It's not very productive.)
Feel free to move it; I subscribe to -legal too. The discussion is
highly relevant, because licenses that do require that a contributor
identifies himself posivtively are _not_ free.
Henning Makholm "Larry wants to replicate all the time ... ah, no,
all I meant was that he likes to have a bang everywhere."