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Re: REVISED PROPOSAL regarding DFSG 3 and 4, licenses, and modifiable text

On Sat, Dec 15, 2001 at 12:18:28PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Right, but the fixed limit proposal would extend beyond just the
> GFDL.  Perhaps a developer writes a horrid novella, and puts one short
> bit in each of many packages, marked invariant.  They have thus
> subverted the point of the restriction by splitting their crap into
> many packages.  A proportional test at least requires them to write
> proportionately that much real worthy stuff, I hope.

Ah, right.  I was thinking of what a packager could do, not what the
author could do.

> It sounds like you agree with the spirit of Anthony Towns's proposal?

Indeed.  I hadn't realized that, until I re-read the mail where he
explained it again.  Yes, there would be only minor differences
between his proposal and what I had in mind.

Richard Braakman
Will write free software for money.
See http://www.xs4all.nl/~dark/resume.html

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