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Re: Towards a new LPPL draft

On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 12:58:01PM -0700, Walter Landry wrote:
> > >  - you must rename the whole of LaTeX in your modified copy AND
> > > distribute a pristine copy of LaTeX as well.

> This is specifically allowed by DFSG #4.  The Q Public License uses

Branden is asserting that DFSG's patch exception doesn't apply to
non-compiled languages, though, due to its "at build time" wording.

(I tend to think that the wording of the entire paragraph is compiled-
language-centric, and that patches that are applied at installation-
time, without a "building" as such, is in the spirit of #4.  I can
sympathise with taking the statement literally, to reduce the scope of
a disliked clause, however.)

Glenn Maynard

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