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Re: Free Pine?

>     > Their position was that the words "permission to copy, distribute and
>     > modify" do not grant permission to distribute a modified version.  In
>     > other words, they say you can distribute the software, and you can
>     > modify the software, but you can't modify it and then distribute the
>     > result.
>     I don't see anything in that language which indicates that special
>     permission is required to modify and distribute the software.

On Sat, Sep 02, 2000 at 10:55:26PM -0600, Richard Stallman wrote:
> I don't either--but that is not the point. The point is that the U of
> W has actually threatened to sue the FSF for distributing a modified
> version of a program that was released under the same words.

Personally, I'm still in the process of confirming this.

> To treat a program released under those words by U of W as free software
> is being oblivious to the problem.

Which would be bad.

And, in the long run, we might adopt your solution.  After all, it might
be the best one.

Then again, we might find a solution we feel is better.

At the moment, at least, there doesn't seem to be any reason to panic.


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