Re: New draft of jcode.pl licence
On Mon, Dec 13, 1999 at 03:51:09PM +0100, Marc van Leeuwen wrote:
> > ;# Use and redistribution for ANY PURPOSE are granted as long as all
> > ;# copyright notices are retained. Redistribution with modification is
> > ;# allowed provided that you make your modified version distinguishable
> > ;# from the original one. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR
> > ;# ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE DISCLAIMED.
> > How about this? Any comments?
> A modified version differs from the original one (otherwise it is not
> modified, right?) and it will therefore be distinguishable using for instance
> "diff". I think one should be clearer about the means needed to make the
> distinction (file names, --version flag, ...).
Why not use the text of the GPL (Clause 2 a) after the "provided that":
You [must] cause the modified files to carry prominent notices
stating that you changed the files and the date of any change.