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Re: Would this comply with DFSG?

Henning Makholm writes:
> Now, would a wording such as the following be seen as complying with
> the 'derived works' portions of the DFSG?

| - You may modify [the program] and use the modified form within
| your own organisation.
| - You may distribute a version of [the program] that you have
| modified [...] provided additionally
| a) that neither the accompanying documentaion nor
|    the output of the modified program can reasonably
|    be misread to the effect that the modified program
|    is the original [...]


| b) that the accompanying documentation clearly
|    acknowledges the modified program's ancestry
|    from code developed at [our project]


| c) that you include information as to where the original
|    version can be obtained.


| d) that you share your modifications with [the program's]
|    user community by
|    i - allowing [us] to incorporate your modification or
|        parts of it in future releases of [the program], in
|        return for giving you proper credit.


|    ii - making an honest attempt at communicating your
|         modifications to [us], e.g., by sending them by
|         email [...] You may distribute your modified
|         version even if you have not got a response yet,
|         or even if you have been forced to give up trying
|         to contact us. But you have to at least have *tried*.

John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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