Re: Bug#153257: TeX Licenses & teTeX (Was: Re: forwarded message from Jeff Licquia)
On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 09:33:37AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> I repeat: the file renaming requirement is not DFSG-free, and you
> wanting it to be so will not make it so. DFSG 4 does not permit it.
4. Integrity of The Author's Source Code
The license may restrict source-code from being distributed in
modified form _only if the license allows the distribution of
"patch files" with the source code for the purpose of modifying
the program at build time. The license must explicitly permit
distribution of software built from modified source code.
*** The license may require derived works to carry a different
name or version number from the original software. ***
(This is a compromise. The Debian group encourages all authors to
not restrict any files, source or binary, from being modified.)
Note the ***...*** section.
Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
Debian GNU/Linux Developer, see: http://people.debian.org/~jdg/
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