Re: TAO license - Debian misinterpretation
> Well, going tangent :-), the GPL does not "force" you to do anything:
> 5. You are not required to accept this License, since you have not
> signed it. However, nothing else grants you permission to modify or
> distribute the Program or its derivative works.
It was my understanding that if you use GPLed code your code must also be
GPLed. Isn't that "forcing" you?
> Well, everything I can say is that TAO restriction is not DFSG-compliant:
> 4. 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 "only" above means that every other restriction, like "being conform
> to a given standard" in the TAO case, is not an allowed.
Well here we go again, the patch clause! :)
Can someone tell me how to propose a change in the Policy? I'd really
like to see this changed to allow for "exceptions." What the exceptions
would be I am not sure of. It is something that should be discussed,
Ossama Othman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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