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Re: Corel's apt frontend

On Mon, Nov 01, 1999 at 01:44:32AM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
> > [Or even consider the restrictions on QPL+Artistic license.  The new
> > QPL requires patches, and forbids non-source releases, while Artistic
> > requires renaming or severely restricted distribution -- so eventually
> > you wind up with a build process with files you shouldn't rename and an
> > executable which must be renamed.]

On Sun, Oct 31, 1999 at 11:17:11PM -0800, Joseph Carter wrote:
> The QPL does not require patches. It prefers them, but doesn't require
> them. You could just as easily provide the original for reference and
> let someone else diff it (which is at least a major improvement over
> requiring that only patches be made..)

Ok, thanks, I wasn't up on that.

But basically what this means, you're obligated to distribute all prior
versions -- perhaps as a CVS archive, perhaps as something less efficient.
[If you're the author you can collapse versions, but not if you're
building on someone else's work.]

Not that I particularly care..


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