OT: modifying licenses (Re: Debian's Linux kernel continues to regress on freedom)
Ron Johnson wrote:
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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).
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
Quoting Mirim Ruiz:
What about ... changing the format or structure for
clarifying, or even fixing typos?
Please, stop this nonsense. The thread was about the kernel which has
issues with non-(DFSG)free firmware and a subthread about non-(DFSG)free
RFCs. If you want to discuss about clarifications of the DFSG concerning
lincenses, please do it on -curiosa (or on -policy if you want to change