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Re: draft for new Vim license


On Tue, 2002-01-08 at 11:24, Bram Moolenaar wrote:
> Richard Stallman wrote:
> > In section 2:
> > 
> >     a) You must cause the modified files to carry prominent notices
> >     stating that you changed the files and the date of any change.
> The problem with this is that a user of Vim may never look in a changed
> file.  I don't think the GPL requires that a message about the
> modifications is printed on startup or with version information.  He
> would not be aware of using a modified Vim.  It would be very much
> desired that the ":version" command says something about this Vim being
> modified.

There is GPL clause 2 c)

    If the modified program normally reads commands interactively
    when run, you must cause it, when started running for such
    interactive use in the most ordinary way, to print or display an
    announcement including an appropriate copyright notice and a
    notice that there is no warranty (or else, saying that you provide
    a warranty) and that users may redistribute the program under
    these conditions, and telling the user how to view a copy of this
    License.  (Exception: if the Program itself is interactive but
    does not normally print such an announcement, your work based on
    the Program is not required to print an announcement.)



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