Re: Bug#143063 acknowledged by developer (Bug#143063: fixed in mmix 1:0.0.20020615-3)
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> Now the mmix license (from boilerplate.w, minus markup):
> (c) 1999 Donald E. Knuth
> This file may be freely copied and distributed, provided that no
> changes whatsoever are made.
This allows unmodified distribution.
> All users are asked to help keep the MMIXware files consistent
> and ``uncorrupted,'' identical everywhere in the world.
This is not part of the license.
> Changes are permissible only if the modified file is given a new
> name, different from the names of existing files in the MMIXware
> package, and only if the modified file is clearly identified as
> not being part of that package.
And this allows limited forms of local modification.
This is not free software. There is no permission for distribution of
derivative works. It's *certainly* not DFSG-free, since it places
functional restrictions on the sort of derivative works which may be created.
> How does that go against the DFSG point four? He permits changes,
> modifications and redistribution thereof, but only if the file names
> are modified and the changes are identified.
Brian Sniffen firstname.lastname@example.org
Security Engineer day: (617) 444-2642 cel: (617) 721-0927
Akamai Technologies eve: (617) 354-1526 pi: (314) 159-2654
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