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Re: forwarded message from Jeff Licquia

Timothy Murphy <tim@birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie> wrote:
> I've used TeX and Linux since they each came out,
> and I have no sense that one is "free-er" than the other.
> I don't even see the distinction you make regarding Current Maintainers.
> Could I distribute a modified version of Linux without Torvald's permission?
> I hope not.

Absolutely.  Debian distributes modified kernels, and I know that we
didn't ask for permission from Linus or the thousands of other
copyright holders.  In fact, some of the modifications were made
against the express wish of some of the copyright holders.

Walter Landry

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