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Re: cdrtools

Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:

> Joerg Schilling <schilling@fokus.fraunhofer.de> writes:
> > Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> wrote:
> >> GR stated that invariant sections aren't acceptable for the specific
> >> GFDL case, and there is no reason why they would be acceptable for
> >
> > If Linux Distributions would not distribute bastardized versions of cdrecord,
> > there was no need to add the statements you might be talking about.
> Sorry, but you say your software is free. That means Debian (or anyone
> else) is free to bastardize cdrecord as much as they want. That is
> called freedom.
> You can require proper notice or even a name change of the software
> when such "bastardization" is done but when you start forbiding such
> changes then your software is no longer free.

I am sorry but it seems that you miss to read the Urheberrecht....
AND e.g. the GPL.

Both forbid to damage the reputation of the original author.

As I _did_ already receive coplaints against cdrecord that have been e.g. based
on the fact that Linux distributoions change the name for the file 
/etc/default/cdrercord and the fact that the basterdized behavior is 
incompatible with the (officially) documented behavior, these Linux 
distributions cause harm....

Free software gives you the right to change software but free software 
definitely does _not_ give you the right to use the originam _name_ of the 
software in case you apply incompatible changes or in case that you introduce 
bugs. The license is related to "urheberrecht", using the original name 
of the software is related to trade mark right....

If people at Denbian are missing this kind of basic knowledge, how
would it be possible to discuss license issues in a serious way?


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