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Re: Encoding the name in the file contents (was Re: Towards a new LPPL draft)

David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk> writes:

> That is the situuation we are in here. LPPL has proved popular.There are
> hundreds (jillions) of independently distributed packages using the
> same licence. If you decide it is OK for the first of these to have a
> renaming rule you can't change your mind just because the licence proves
> popular. If you decide that it is not OK for the first package to have a
> renaming rule you have to find a very creative way of interpreting the
> DFSG to back up that decision since the guidelines explictly allow this
> under certain circimstances.

No, you've misunderstood.

If I have to rename a jillion things to make one change to the
program, then that's not reasonable.

If I have to rename only one thing to make only one change, then
that's reasonable.

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