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Re: New draft of jcode.pl licence



At Mon, 13 Dec 1999 16:09:05 +0100,
Mark Wielaard <mark@klomp.org> wrote:
> 
> 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.

Hmm, I think all of above modification are allowed, because we can
distinguish from original one.  We can select any option of modifications.
I believe this follows Debian Free Software Guildline.
Any objection?

I'd like to upgrade jcode.pl in fml, requesting to upstream author of fml
and closes Bug#52108 (and maybe Bug#52109, both are release critical).  
Is there any problem?

Thanks,
Fumitoshi UKAI


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