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Re: Bug#143063 acknowledged by developer (Bug#143063: fixed in mmix 1:0.0.20020615-3)

On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 10:06:00PM +0200, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Julian Gilbey <jdg@debian.org>
> > Furthermore, mmix agrees with (at least one reading of) point four
> > both in letter and spirit: the source cannot be distributed in a
> > modified form without changing filenames, but change (patch) files are
> > permitted; in fact, a mechanism for using them is even provided!
> The point is whether it is permitted to distribute binaries built from
> such modified sources. I didn't see such a permission in the copyright
> notice that was posted here. Without it, we have to assume that it's
> not permitted.

Ah, that is a different concern indeed.

If that is the case, then Knuth should be asked to make his licenses
clearer (i.e., get a lawyer in).  But I'm sure that this is old
ground.  :-/



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