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

paddy@panici.net writes:
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 11:28:25AM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:

>> Which we have always allowed in software, even.  It falls under the
>> "publish it with another name".

> the requirement to publish in a specific manner is an additional
> restriction.  Granted there are software licenses like that, but are
> they DFSG free ?

Integrity of The Author's Source Code

    The license may restrict source-code from being distributed in
    modified form only if the license allows the distribution of "patch
    files" with the source code for the purpose of modifying the program
    at build time. The license must explicitly permit distribution of
    software built from modified source code. The license may require
    derived works to carry a different name or version number from the
    original software. (This is a compromise. The Debian Project
    encourages all authors to not restrict any files, source or binary,
    from being modified.)

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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