Re: Bug#176267: ITP: mplayer -- Mplayer is a full-featured audioand video player for UN*X like systems
On Thu, 2003-01-30 at 20:21, Richard Braakman wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 30, 2003 at 07:35:49PM -0500, David Turner wrote:
> > Per-project changelogs have always been considered to be compliant with
> > (2)(a) -- nothink says the markings must be in the files themselves.
> That's news to me. I even asked RMS about it and he said he'd have
> to think about it. This was a few years ago and I never heard back,
> so I figured he was still thinking. (This was in the context of
> suggestions for GPLv3.)
I just suggested an alternate wording for GPLv3 to him, Brad, and Eben
because of your last message. I hope my patch will be accepted.
But Changelogs are what most GNU programs do, anyway.
> So you think that an entry in a separate changelog counts as "to carry
> prominent notices"? What do you base that on? Carrying is generally
> done by the carrier, and I note that GPL 2a specifically refers to
> "the modified files", where everywhere else it speaks of "modified
> work" or "modified program".
It's fuzzy enough that I think Changelogs match what's required, but
also fuzzy enough that I want to clarify it.
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