Re: New draft of jcode.pl licence
At Mon, 13 Dec 1999 16:09:05 +0100,
Mark Wielaard <email@example.com> 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.
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?