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Re: Debian's Linux kernel continues to regress on freedom

Le mercredi 12 septembre 2007 à 04:19 -0500, Ron Johnson a écrit :
> Except for "fixing typos", none of what you seem to propose seems
> to my humble eyes to be modifying the base document.  Give the new
> document a derived name, indicating the changes.  Inside the
> document, clearly define what changes you've made to the base document.

Sorry, but the license doesn't allow that.

> Bottom line: being able to willy-nilly change protocol specification
> base documents seems, to me, to be One *Stupid* Idea.

A license requiring modified versions to be clearly marked as such, with
a changed name, would definitely be considered free, and still wouldn't
encourage such practice.

Not being able to draft derived versions of specifications is another
plain stupid idea.

 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
: :' :           josselin.mouette@ens-lyon.org
`. `'                        joss@debian.org
  `-  Debian GNU/Linux -- The power of freedom

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