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

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On 09/13/07 02:45, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le mercredi 12 septembre 2007 à 16:51 +0200, Romain Beauxis a écrit :
>> It often start with "GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE" and it' clearly written:
>> " Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
>>  of this license document, but changing it is not allowed."
>> Shouldn't we garantee the right for our users to modify LICENCEs ??
> This common belief that the GPL text itself is non-free is unfounded.
> Can I modify the GPL and make a modified license?
>         You can use the GPL terms (possibly modified) in another license
>         provided that you call your license by another name and do not
>         include the GPL preamble, and provided you modify the
>         instructions-for-use at the end enough to make it clearly
>         different in wording and not mention GNU (though the actual
>         procedure you describe may be similar).
>   http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#ModifyGPL

Paraphrasing Luk Claes:
    besides we as Debian only want our users the freedom to
    be able to if they wanted it, to willy-nilly modify the
    GPL text.

Quoting Mirim Ruiz:
    What about ... changing the format or structure for
    clarifying, or even fixing typos?

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