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Re: Bug#158320: ITP: cl-defsystem3 -- A system definition and building package for Common Lisp programs

Branden Robinson wrote:
> As I recall, clauses of the form "you have to submit patches to the
> maintainer/copyright holder" have been rules as violations of DFSG #6:
>   # No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor
>   The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program in
>   a specific field of endeavor. For example, it may not restrict the
>   program from being used in a business, or from being used for genetic
>   research.
> This is because people without network connections, stranded on desert
> islands, or performing modifications to software while under NDA or
> contact are effectively prevented from being able to modify the software
> at all.

Thanks very much, Branden.

I'll submit this to upstream and see if they would remove the 'submit
modifications' requirement.

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